It feels good when you transform somebody's life positively and even best when you transfer life skills to undeserved humans.
This has been my wonderful experience for the past months.
We are now in the second phase of the Creative skills 4 Peace project that aims to transform prisoners to Prisonpreneurs. After they acquired entrepreneurial ICT skills, I now had to train them on how to produce items that will generate income.
After receiving the award of 500 000 FCFA donated by Local Youth Corner to purchase the necessary equipment and material for the production of items, we setup the a documentation facility in the computer lab.
Our inmates especially my #InmateSisters are now capable of producing season cards, tags for key holders and dresses, produce documents (typing, editing and printing), design logos and posters, just to name a few.
When the inmates will leave the prison, they will have to integrate back in our society as useful citizens by starting their own business. At this level most of them are already ready for the job market or to begin a start-up.
In addition they received classes on banding which included labeling, packaging, logo, naming etc
Personally I am very impressed with the results of this project. It has been so far a heart touching journey working with inmates that are ready to make a difference.
I have as well gained a lot of additional skills such as bringing hope to persons that thought that they had lost all in life.
Today I uphold the power of being hopeful and understand the meaning of endurance.
Where there is hope, there is life!