This project shall empower 60 young women prisoners age 15-25 living with their children while in prison with vocational training skills in handcrafts, tailoring and knitting to enable them get some income from the sales of the products to support their children while in detention. The project will also prepare the women for integration in the community as they get out of prison for self reliance and employment.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Women in Ugandan prisons face a lot of problems especially breast feeding mothers. Well wishers must provide for their children. The women are faced with overcrowding, torture, poor nutrition, force labour, poor sanitation, lack of basic needs, nutrition and good health for themselves as well as their children. Women prisoners' needs productive skills that can help them provide for their children while they are in prison as well as when they are discharged from prison.
How will this project solve this problem?
The project shall make women acquire productive skill that shall enable them get income through the sales of the products they make while in detention. The women are able to identify business opportunity after prison so that they are self employed. The project also make the women cope with problems and difficult experiences they go through while in prison and helps in redefining their future hence reducing crime rate.
Potential Long Term Impact
The women get confidence and courage to face the community with acquired life skills. When the women get out of prison, the entrepreneurship skills provides them with an opportunity to find a livelihood option. Engaging them in income earning activities reduces the return rate in prison. The potential to provide lasting opportunities for children of prisoners is very real. Hidden capacity to cope with problems and difficult experiences in redefining future is enhance.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.