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Please help African Prisons Project Provide at least 2 women access to Legal Education through the University of London!

We Are 50% Of The Way There, Things Are Getting Exciting!

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Yesterday we reached our exciting half way point in both the funds raised and the days we have left of our crowdfunder project, to raise the funds needed to support two female inmates through the University of London Legal Qualifications.  At the same time, Alexander and Samuel Bryer (a US lawyer who will be taking on the role of project director for APP in Kenya) were touching down in Malaysia to participate in the University of London conference on its outreach educational programmes. After 3 days in Malaysia Alexander and Sam will be heading for Kenya to begin the task of setting up our new APP office in the Nairobi area, before heading into the women’s prison to begin the application process with inmates who wish to become students as part of this programme. Read more…..

Two Guys and an X

Friends and supporters of APP, Nate Mook and Steve Garguilo are undertaking an amazing feat, and going on one insane adventure!

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It’s called the Mongol Rally, described as, “10,000 miles of feral, unsupported adventuring chaos from the UK to Mongolia in cars the size of a lawnmower.” To summarise, they’re driving from London to Ulaanbaatar, for kicks.

Even more fantastic is that they have been fundraising to support their trip, and for every pound/dollar they have raised they are donating 50 pence/50 cents of it to African Prisons! Read more…..

 

Leaving Differences Behind

Inmates take on officers at a Women’s Day Event at Luzira Women’s Prison, Kampala.

Female prisoners pose with the trophy that was won by the female officersNothing could keep the spectators in their designated, shaded seating areas. As soon as the match started the whole crowd of women clad in yellow overalls rushed towards the pitch, cheering their team. “You were praised a lot beforehand … Now we want to see how good you really are!” they sang in Luganda. Women of all ages stood around the pitch, some with a baby in their arms or clutching a child to their hip, others jumping and dancing in excitement.

Both teams on the netball pitch wore smart and sportive outfits. “Who were you passing that ball to?” several women shouted as the ball thrown by a woman from the team in light orange tricots went beyond the borders of the field. Read more …..

APP-University of London Students Providing Basic Legal Support to Fellow Inmates

The APP through its Access to Justice Programme adopts a two pronged approach which we believe provides the best cost benefit to addressing some of these challenges. African Prisons Project provides study opportunities for prison staff and inmates to study law with the University of London International programme. Read more …..