Inmates prepare for business
10 September, 2010
Preparing for life outside the prison walls.
Eighteen inmates from the Suva and Nasinu prisons on Monday, September 06, began a six day workshop geared to prepare them in starting their own businesses once released.
The workshop “New Business Creation Course” is being facilitated by Mr Penione Toga in collaboration with the National Centre for Small and Micro Enterprise Development and the Fiji Prisons and Corrections Service (FPCS).
By the end of the workshop the inmates will have acquired the skills to identify their personal entrepreneurial competencies, the strengths and weaknesses of viable proposed ideas, prepare business plans and how to present their business plans to financiers.
Mr Toga said that while it was different practically for the inmates, they were responding well and they had good business perceptions.
However, Mr Toga said that the modules taught should be in the vernacular and should be tweaked to suite the inmates.
The workshop is part of the FPCS Rehabilitation Framework.
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