FIFA’s Isha Johansen visits prisons
SIERRA LEONE, Freetown: Fifa Council Executive Isha Johansen has paid a one day visit to the Female Correctional Center, at Special Court in Freetown.
She was later given a tour of the center, including what was originally a helicopter landing pad and which could be ideal for an outdoor football recreational facility.
Johansen was also given access to its administrative, logistics and computer room as well as the child friendly nursery room.
In April 2021, Fifa Secretary General Fatma Samoura and Isha Johansen visited the correctional center and were both visibly moved by the number of very young female offenders. Samoura made a personal donation of five thousand dollars which the women have put towards the construction of a tailoring factory to produce football jerseys, and other skilled crafts works.
The visit ended with the Fifa Executive having a communal private chat with the inmates where she shared her personal views and experiences about life, courage, resilience. BT/22/12/2021