Supporting Vocational Training programmes in Welikade Prison

Preparing women for release from prison...


Sister Immaculate de Alwis and her team of supporters visited Welikade Prison on 22 May 2017.  They formally handed over boxes of books for the Prison Library.  This is a contribution to Vocational Training within the Prison, which prepares the women prisoners for their release.  


English classes with a difference

We have English language classes for the people in prison, and last December about 50 of them did the GCE ordinary level English paper.  The majority passed the exam, and some of them received credit passes.

The classes are organized in such a way, so that qualified prisoners are the teachers.  The students have to treat the teacher with the same respect that a student in school would treat the teacher.  In this way the prisoner learns more than ‘English’.


Future plans

There is a well equipped Library in the Prison and soon the building will be extended.  More books will be needed….. 


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Submitted by Sr Immaculate de Alwis


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