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.
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.
People choose to volunteer for different reasons. Volunteering offers someone a chance to give back to the community. It is also a chance to impact lives of people. Many people can attest that volunteering gave them a chance to develop knowledge and skill to grow their personal or career lives. Today we will look at […]
MAC Bakeries was established to equip incarcerated women with skills that promote their rehabilitation and reintegration. We also envisioned that the MAC Bakeries would set a standard on the types and quality of training programs set up in prisons that are relevant to society’s needs. The baking project has impacted the women in various ways; we have seen some go on to start catering businesses and utilizing their newly earned skills. Others venture into new business using skills learned in the entrepreneurship course. More than that, the project has helped break stereotypes and stigma in society. Ever so often, MAC Bakeries hold bake sales and events that engage community members who are usually amazed at the talent, skills and potential incarcerated persons have. Mindsets shift and embrace and empathy rise.