The Centre for Legal Support and Inmate Rehabilitation (CELSIR) boss Joke Aladesanmi has explained why the centre donated a 2.8KVA solar power to the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Aside serving as a corporate social responsibility, Aladesanmi said CELSIR, through its educational supports project had earlier organized virtual tutorial classes for inmates enrolled for the General Certificate Examination at the Ikoyi Custodial Centre. The online class was organized to assist inmates undertaking the educational program in the correctional facility with quality teaching in preparation for the National Examination.
According to her, ” despite the tremendous impact of the virtual class, the objective has not been optimized due to frequent power interruptions. As an organization that advocates for effective rehabilitation of inmates, we have considered it paramount to resolve this hiccup by supplying the prison with a Solar Power System to ensure smooth delivery of the online classes.”
” CELSIR strongly believes that one of the vital ways of reducing recidivism and reoffending amongst inmates is through educational engagement that refines their mindset and equips them with knowledgeable strength. ”
” Our inquiry into the average age of inmates in the Correctional Centers across the country reveals that a large number of inmates are youths in their prime who can still contribute significantly to economic growth if equipped with the right skills. It is therefore important that their time in incarceration be focused on equipping them with life skills that will make reintegration worthwhile.” she said
Aladesanmi said the organisation remains committed to providing the necessary social, vocational, and educational support that prepares inmates for their days post-incarceration.