As part of their activities to reduce crime in the society and empower inmates, a non-governmental organisation known as Anchor Heritage has partnered with the Nigerian Prisons Service and has trained 50 inmates in paint production and painting. This is aimed at equipping them with skills to be self-reliant at the end of their jail terms.
Speaking at the training held at the Kirikiri Medium Prison, Apapa, Lagos State, founder of Anchor Heritage, Bidemi Oladipupo stated that their aim is to empower prisoners to be useful to themselves and the society after their rehabilitation.
To this end, the organisation is working towards establishing a rehabilitation academy for released prisoners.
Oladipupo noted that the organisation provides free legal assistance and representation in court to those who cannot afford it. This is done in partnership with various individuals, religious bodies and corporate organisations.
Some of the beneficiaries who preferred to remain anonymous expressed their happiness with the programme and commended the organisation for coming to their aid by empowering them in preparation for their return to society.
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