Women inmates learn to bake
16 February, 2012
Inmates at the Womens' Correction Centre learn how to bake.
Fifteen inmates at the Womens’ Correction Centre are undergoing a basic bakery class as part of their rehabilitation.
The inmates have been identified to go through to phase three of the rehabilitation framework which involves upskilling and training.
This phase will enable them to gain skills that they can put to use upon their release from prison, discouraging them from idleness.
Pastor Pete McCutchen from Brisbane, Australia, who is coordinator of the course said he was excited by it.
“It’s only four days but it’s a good opportunity for them and allow them to further their knowledge when they’ve served their terms,” Pastor Pete said.
“Prison life can get pretty boring you know, I was a prisoner myself and I was determined to change,” said the now successful businessman.
Staff Officer Rehabilitation Vika Vereivalu encouraged the inmates to make use of the opportunity and not waste time.
“It’s not too late to change so when you leave here to go back to your homes, at least you can take back something with you,” SOR said.
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