STUDENTS URGED TO STAY OUT OF PRISON
Yellow Ribbon coordinator Sireli Dausiga advocating to student the need to give
inmates a second chance at life.
Study hard, so that you will have better job opportunities and not end up in prison, students of Assemblies of God High School were told.
Fiji Corrections Services Yellow Ribbon project coordinator, Chief Corrections Officer Isireli Dausiga made the comment while addressing them at the school this week.
“From the Corrections own observation, the department has noticed that a lot of criminal activities are committed by young people,” said Mr Dausiga.
He said to reduce criminal activities in the country, students should be taught the values and the seriousness of education.
“Students get addicted fast to modern technologies which in turn drive them to engage in irrelevant activities.
“We need to drive the message through to our future leaders so that they are aware and make wise decisions before they commit criminal activities,” said Mr Dausiga.
He said such awareness is an opportune time to educate students to stay away from illegal activities.
Students were also told to change their mindset and attitude towards inmates.
“That is the reason we introduce this program – the Yellow Ribbon – it comes with support, courage and above all giving a second chance to our brothers and sisters who have gone off track.”
He says students always have different perceptions about inmates and it is vital to change their mindset at an early age since most of them also have relatives behind bars.
Mr Dausiga said the FCS intended to visit few more schools before the end of this year.
“There are 176 schools. Out of this, we have covered 101 schools from 2009 until to date”.