The Hope Afresh Foundation Taraba has expressed willingness to partner with the Prison Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) to provide prison inmates with skills that can help them integrate well into the society after serving their jail terms.
The Governor’s wife stated that considering the fact most inmates have no profitable skills, it is necessary to ensure they obtain some sort of training and commended the Prison Fellowship for the various activities they have initiated to help the prisoners.
She, however, said their activities should rather complement government efforts in prison reformation and education and not rely solely on the government for assistance to achieve their aims.
Earlier, chairman of the Prison Fellowship, Taraba State branch, Mr. Dan Auta said the Fellowship was established with the sole aim of reaching out to prisoners in line with biblical injunctions.
According to him, the Fellowship is a non-profit organisation financed and supported by volunteers who through sacrifices have built a worship centre and workshop for inmates at the Jalingo prison.
The Chairman who also said they have trained some inmates in beads making presented to the Governor’s wife caps, bags and purses made with beads by the inmates.