UNMIL Quick Impact Project supporting Monrovia Central Prison

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14 Feb 2017

UNMIL Quick Impact Project supporting Monrovia Central Prison

Monrovia - A six-month vocational training for inmates was today launched at the Monrovia Central Prison. The initiative, funded by UNMIL Quick Impact Project and supervised by Liberia’s Ministry of Education will see 24 inmates and 6 Correction Officers equipped with tailoring skills. This is part of the efforts to rehabilitate and reintegrate inmates undertaken by the Bureau of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

 

“When you leave this environment, you can stand on your own, utilizing the skills you will acquire here. You can then set up a business, employ people and encourage others. This will elevate you as a leader in the community. We are glad you decided to rewrite your own story,” said UNMIL Senior Rule of Law Officer, Boma Jack at the launch ceremony.

 

The event was also attended by the Assistant Minister of Justice for Corrections, Hillary Siakor-Sirleaf, Assistant Minister of Education Saku Dukuly and UNMIL Head of Corrections Unit Lucy Gachie.