Prisons are to offenders what hospitals are to the sick. What a noble way to view the correctional facilities! If people suffering from contagious illnesses were to live in our midst without medical attention, then we would all contract the diseases. Again, from another perspective, if we went to the hospital, got admitted and stayed there without receiving treatment, wouldn’t we go back to the society with new, more resistant strains of infections and continue harming members of our community.
Life in prison is nothing close to a vacation, neither is it a wearied lifestyle breather. Rather, it is akin to being stuck in a pervasive atmosphere; for most inmates at least. Life in prison can be forbidding, to the extent of blurring the nature of reality. Life in prison is not rosy! But who […]
I have been to prison a couple of times, three times to be precise, as a visitor. Each of my visits has been unique; I stepped in prison with varied expectations, and stepped out with mirrored reality. Presumably, many of us are yet to have the physical experience of reaching out to prisons. Therefore, I […]
Why do people allow their hope to wither away? There’s a misconceived perception that we are not capable enough to achieve what we desire in life. For inmates, restrained freedom coupled with stigma may easily be taken to be the lost essence of life. If this ‘weed’ is allowed to grow in the mind, it […]
When you ask anyone what prison is, most would say that prison is where criminals are kept to pay for their crimes and keep the public safe. Prison to some people derives a negative connotation that most would prefer not to associate with. Most of these thoughts are derived from what they think and know. […]
“What do you do, at Nafisika Trust?” A question that follows every time I tell someone I intern at the organization. After explaining to them what we do in detail, the response from most of them is “What! So you train actual inmates?” “Like you seriously work with inmates?” “Oh my God! What is it […]
I love my country, I love my country people, but there are a few things that are honestly off. This is my point of view but I might also be speaking someone else’s mind. Are we country people happy? Are we living our best lives? How are we adjusting to the situations? “Is growth in […]
By: Njeri Olive We are at a place in our lives where everything we do has to be calculated. The pandemic has put most people in a state where they have no income and they would do anything to make ends meet. On the flip side, others are lucky with booming businesses and dreams coming […]
‘Talent is the multiplier. The more energy and attention you invest in it, the greater the yield.’-Marcus Buckingham Over the years, we have been privileged to work with amazing talents who are on the forefront of being the change society needs. It’s no secret the world needs change makers, people who crave a better tomorrow […]
Temwani had never set foot in prison before. All she had was a presumption built by movies, stereotypes on the streets and fears. After her internship, she has a story to tell. She gives insights on role of prison in society, how Civil Societies have been filling the gap and of the internal battles inmates are fighting. Read on to learn more.