Rehabilitate 370 Prisoners in Trichy, India

by New Life
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Poovammal is an inmate of the special prison for women in Trichy. Her husband’s name is Sudalai. Both are agricultural labourers. Poovammal got loan from the money lender. She is not able to pay the loan regularly. So the money lender came to their home and shouted at them using vulgar words. They got tensed and beat the money lender. He got severe injury and the police filed a case against both Poovammal and her husband Sudalai. They got punishment for 4 years. She completed her 3 years punishment.

It was in the prison, she met the counselor of New Life who visited the prisoners. She narrated her story to the counselor and was sharing her worry about her future once she gets out of the prison. She was counseled to undergo the livelihood training given by New Life.

New life conducted Sambrani (incense powder) stick making program. The training included the curriculum of making the incense powder sticks.  The trainees were introduced to the raw materials used, where to purchase the raw materials and market it. A hand on training was given to make the stick.  She attended the training with utmost interest.  Poovammal will be released in one year and she says she will take up this as her livelihood option.

A Candle making training was organized by New Life from 30th January 2012 to 4th February 2012 for inmates of the Special prison for Women in Trichirappalli district, Tamil Nadu. The programme was inaugurated by Ms. Jayabharathi, superintendent of Special prison for women, Trichirappalli. 29 young and interested inmates were selected and training was given to them.

The curriculum of the training includes motivating the inmates, raw materials to be used, method of melting the wax, inserting the thread, demonstration of making the candle, hands on training on making the candle, front and back end tie ups available.

After the release the trainees can earn Rs. 200/- per day if they start doing this income generation activity. All the trainees are happy since the training is easily learnable and requires fewer skills. They are also happy that the capital required is very less and that they can earn on their own and can be independent.

Mrs.Sowndaram is going to be released in the month of June 2012. She was much interested in this training. She was arrested for her brother’s daughter suicide. She is in the prison as a lifer. Her husband’s name is Pandiyan. He is no more. She has one son; she tried to marry her brother’s daughter (Priya) to her son. But she refused to marry him. Sowdaram got annoyed and scolded her using vulgar words. Priya could not bear the words and she committed suicide.

Priya’s mother gave complaint against Sowdaram on the basis that she is the reason for Priya’s suicide. In this case she got imprisonment as lifer.  Her son is married now and he is not even willing to see her.

It was in the prison, she met the counselor of New Life who visited the prisoners. She narrated her story to the counselor and was sharing her worry about her future once she gets out of the prison. She was counseled to undergo the livelihood training given by New Life.

New life conducted Candle making program. Sowdaram will be released soon and she says she will take up this as her livelihood option. She is confident of earning a minimum of Rs.150 per day.

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A Sambrani (incense powder) making training was organized by New Life in the month of October 2011 to 24 inmates of Special prison for women in Trichirappalli district, Tamil Nadu. The programme was inaugurated by Ms. Jayabharathi, superintendent of Special prison for women, Trichirappalli. 24 young and interested inmates (Lifer) were selected and training was given to them.

The curriculum of the training includes motivating the inmates, raw materials to be used, ratio of the raw materials in the mixture, demonstration of making the sambrani, hands on training on making the sambrani and front and back end tie ups available.

After the release the trainees can earn Rs. 100/- per day if they start doing this income generation activity. All the trainees are happy since the training is easily learnable and requires fewer skills. They are also happy that the capital required is very less and that they can earn on their own and can be independent.

Mrs.Saroja is going to be released in the month of December 2011. She was much interested in this training. She was arrested for her husband’s murder. She was a home maker, and she was dependent on her husband. Her husband had an illegal affair with another lady. One day Saroja saw her husband with that lady and started fighting with him. During the fight, Saroja pushed her husband and he fell down on a stone, got injured and died. For this she got arrested and got punishment as a lifer. She does not have any one to support her. So she was afraid about her future. After getting this training she got confidence that she will earn Rs.100/- day by doing this business.

30 to be released inmates of the Central Prison, Trichy are now the pride owners of the skill of screen printing. They were trained by Mr. Selvakumar who is an expert in screen printing. The trainees attended the training with enthusiasm, motivation and inherent interest. The trainer gave a hands on training to these 30 inmates and they were also introduced to vinyl printing.

Information about the front and back end tie ups were also given to the trainees. These 30 will be issued a certificate soon and they are now the proud owners of an income earning skill.

Mr. Arasan says that the training has helped him positively in coming out from the distress and depression he had been going through. He says "We own skills now. Thanks to New Life and the donors who are committed in motivating us, train us and help us come out of our dark world. The skill gave me confidence and the courage to face the world once i go out."

Dear friends, help many Arasans come out of darkness.

Thank you.

56 motivated women inmates of the Special Prison for Women, Trichirappalli, were taught to produce washing powder. They were trained in the different qualities of the washing powder, the raw materials used for the preparation of the powder, the cost of producing it and the profit margin that can be set. All the women participated with enthusiasm and were asking a series of questions on the front and back end tie-ups (purchase of raw materials and sale of the washing powder made), pricing, packing, branding, marketing, etc.

 

Mrs. Santhi (age 38) from Trichy, who was arrested for illicit liquor selling expressed her gratitude to the trainer for showing her a new way. Santhi’s husband died when she was 37 and she is left in the streets with her two small boys. She did not know what to do to feed her children. It was at that time, she met Saroja a woman who sells illicit liquor. Saroja introduced Santhi to the liquor manufacturer. He employed her and gave her sufficient money and with this money Santhi can take care of her two children. But she was not happy with what she was doing. It was then the police arrested her and she was sentenced.

 

While attending the training in the Prison, Santhi made up her mind to involve in washing powder manufacturing and stop selling liquor. She expressed her gratitude to New Life and its trainer. She says she will shift to a new place after her release and start making the washing powder and sell it. She is confident that she can sell the powder she makes. New Life is happy that Santhi now has ‘Shanthi’ (Peace).

 

We thank you dear donors who make such wonderful things happen!

 

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New Life

Location: Somarasampettai, Trichirappalli - India
Website: http:/​/​www.newlifemfi.org
Project Leader:
Beatrice Vanaja
Chief Administrative Officer
Trichirappalli, Tamil Nadu India

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