About Us

SKI is a Nonprofit interested in Community Re-entry for women in the prisons system, we seek to bring hope to them while changing community perceptions of them, we are also generally interested in women’s and children’s welfare issues.

Here at SKI we know a society without prisons is a dream, but we dream that one day Ghana will have a prison with all the modern facilities.

Snapshot of SKI

SKI is organized exclusively for charitable, human services and educational purposes, more specifically to provide advocacy support and training on prison reform for female offenders, and to transition and strengthen women inmates and their families to self-sufficiency in Ghana and around the world.

SKI seeks to establish resources, workshops, and programs that promote self-sufficiency through educational and economic empowerment after incarceration.

How Society, Ideas and You, can help the SKI vision

Through collaboration with educational institutions, other nonprofits, and government agencies, women who are former offenders will be empowered as they build capacity to be engaged and involved in reaching and maintaining self-sufficiency.

Ghana prisons data

The Ghana Prisons Service (GPS) is responsible for the safe custody of prisoners in Ghana, as well as their welfare, reformation, and rehabilitation. It is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of the Interior. There are 45 prison establishments in Ghana, including twelve major male prisons. Ghana’s prisons house between 11,000 and 14,000 inmates, with females forming approximately 2% of the prison population.

Nsawan Central Prison; Only Prison facility with CHILD-FRIENDLY SPACE

According to data obtained from the Ghana Prisons Service, the Nsawam Central Women’s Prison is the only prison with a “child-friendly” space. Pregnant women and women with babies under a year old are kept in a separate cell with cribs. The room has screens on the windows, but bed nets and other baby supplies are not provided by the prison service.

For prisoners whose families live far from the prison, this is especially difficult because they have to rely on donations of baby clothes, medicine, diapers, baby soap, baby food and other supplies for the upkeep of their babies. Babies are also not covered under the prison health care scheme, therefore any cost of non-emergency treatment or medicine that the child needs has to be covered by the mother. It is problems like these that SKI is passionate about creating awareness and solutions for.