I made 44 friends in Kenya’s prisons and they taught me more than I taught them

I made 44 friends in Kenya’s prisons and they taught me more than I taught them

When I arrived in Nairobi on New Year’s Eve in 2015, I didn’t know what to expect. A city I had never visited before or had any familiarity to was going to be my home for a year. Its people, unpredictable weather, public transportation and food were all very foreign to me. All I knew was that I had come to teach law in Kenya’s prisons. This was a bit much for my family to process who were in denial of my endeavours until the night they bade me farewell at the airport.

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

The prevalence rate of HIV in Uganda is 7.1%, with prison communities seeing almost double the rate. Over 800 prisoners in Luzira Prison alone are living with HIV.

This Wolrd AIDS Day, we want to stand with those who battle with HIV/AIDS on a daily basis, with those who have lost loved ones from the disease and those who are doing all they can to bring awareness, preventing the discrimination of those who suffer.

Mindful leadership at Embercombe

Mindful leadership at Embercombe

Our Kenyan  Prison Officers, Moses, Mwanahamisi and Elizabeth are featuring on our blog today where they share some of their experiences within our Secondment Programme - including time spent on retreat at Embercombe, coaching sessions at Worth Abbey and training with the University of Nottingham. Our Secondment Programme aims to empower the next generation of penal reformers in Africa.

A platform for senior prison staff who have a track record of excellence, providing them with the exposure, training and networks to enable them to develop as change makers in their own environments.