The African Prisons Project Lent Campaign: You Can Help Transform African Prisons Into Places of Positive Transformation This Lent Period
As a charity organisation founded on Christian values, The African Prisons Project works towards restoring dignity and hope for prisoners in Uganda, Kenya and prisons across Africa. We would like to ask you to join us as we dedicate this lent season to remembering those in prison in Africa We shall be sharing messages from prisoners throughout the 40 day lent period, so please join us to hear their stories and share your messages of support and prayers through our website, facebook and twitter pages. We hope that some of the stories will inspire you to pray for the situations and people you read about.
If you are abstaining from something during lent, how about using the money you save to support APP’s work to transform Prisons in Africa into places of positive transformation? Did you know that: • £40 per month allow us to provide nutritional support to inmates living with HIV on death row • £100 support us to run a football tournament for 150 prisoners or more • £500 support us to provide a prison with a portable library with adult literacy, health and legal education materials, as well as educators to bring the books to life • £50 support us to run mother and baby reading groups at two prisons for a month
Enabling Reduction in Crime through a Functional Adult Literacy Approach: 90 Prisoners Tasting APP’ Exciting Pilot Literacy Project
Education in Africa represents one of the main ways out of a life of poverty. Acquired skills and knowledge in Africa provide a key to creating employable citizens but also creating productive societies and reducing the incidence of crime. APP tackles both access and quality of education in prisons as an enabling factor to a reduction in recidivism and access to basic human rights.
An assessment conducted at Gulu prison demonstrated that over 50% of the prisoners whose records showed that they had studied up to primary 5, could not read or write. APP intends to respond to the lack of information, poor literacy and numeracy skills by partnering with the Uganda Prison Service to model a tailor made Functional Adult Literacy (FAL) programme which also promotes vocational skills at Gulu central prison. Read more …..
APP’s Leadership Programme 2013 Achievement
In 2013 the Leadership Development program began its pilot phase and saw great results! We achieved the following:
- One senior superintendent of prisons has come to the UK to study a MA in Education at Oxford Brookes University.
- One Nigerian officer has undertaken a Masters in Human Resource management at the University of Westminster
- Two senior prison officials from Kenya came to the UK for a six week secondment placement to evidence best practice in Her Majesty’s Prisons.
- Ten University of London students are studying at Kamiti maximum security prison in Kenya
- Successful exam results for our existing University of London Scholars in Uganda.
Official Launch of African Prisons Project’s (APP) State of the Art Library at Gulu Prison
APP officially launched the new library at Gulu prison in partnership with Uganda Prisons Service on Friday 24th January 2014. The library was constructed courtesy of funding from Book Aid International and The Besom.
The African Prisons Project with support from the Independent Development Fund (IDF) recently trained 22 members of ‘Village Health Teams’ who were drawn from 8 prisons from Oyam and Apac districts in Northern Uganda: the first of its kind in Ugandan Prisons. Read more …..
Uganda Prisons Service (UPS) and African Prisons Project (APP) recognised the need for prisoners’ Access to Information in 2006.
UPS, the governing body for all prisons in Uganda, has the mandate to ensure that all prisoners have Access to Information. However, given the burden that comes with meeting prisoners’ needs in Uganda and the stringent budget allocations in the State sector, resources enabling prisoner access information are not a priority apportionment. Read more …..
Please access our latest Newsletter editions below.
Click here to view our January Newsletter
Click here to view our Christmas/End of 2013 message from the Director General
Click here to download our October 2013 Newsletter
Please access our latest reports below.
Click here to download our 2012 Annual Report