Female inmates seek life skills

LUSAKA Central Prison women’s department officer-in-charge Bethesda Mulenga has called on Government and well-wishers to fund the art and general agricultural training wing for inmates for them to acquire life-sustaining skills.
Ms Mulenga was speaking in Lusaka when she received a donation of assorted items from Zesco Limited on behalf of the female inmates at the prison on Friday.
“The prison teaches the inmates skills like art, tailoring and agriculture to equip them but we have a challenge with equipment and materials to use, we need help,” she said.
Ms Mulenga said the inmates are always willing to learn, hence the need to give them a privilege to acquire life-sustaining skills
“The art section was registered under TEVETA in 2014, so now we can award trainees who finish their training with a certificate in trade hence the urgency of funding to buy the required resources to use,” she said.
And speaking at the same event, Zesco representative Ruth Ngoma said it was every individual’s social responsibility to render help to the vulnerable in society whenever necessary.
“As Zesco, we are donating these assorted items to the inmates in commemoration of this year’s International Women’s Day to assist in their day-to-day activities and hopefully we have made a difference,” she said.

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