CELSIR, Readland Global organise writing workshops for inmates
Determined to assist inmates tell their stories and increase employability, the Center for Legal Support and Inmate Rehabilitation (CELSIR) in partnership with Readland Global recently concluded one-month creative writing workshop for incarcerated persons in Nigerian correctional facilities.
With over 60 participants across different correctional facilities, the workshop sessions include, foundations of writing, narrative techniques, copywriting, autobiographies, screenwriting and the entrepreneurial aspect of writing.
Executive Director, CELSIR, Aladesanmi Joke, said the organisation recognises the power of creativity and self-expression in promoting the rehabilitation and reintegration of incarcerated persons into society.
She disclosed the creative writing workshop has provided incarcerated persons with an opportunity to express themselves and develop their writing skills.
“We believe that a programme like this help to promote rehabilitation and reintegration by empowering individuals with the necessary skills and tools to become productive members of society,” she stated.
Also speaking, Readland Global’s Founder and Executive Director, Temiloluwa Adeshina, noted, “we are thrilled to have partnered with CELSIR to provide this opportunity for incarcerated persons to develop their writing skills. We believe that literacy and writing can be a powerful tool for personal growth and development, and we are proud to have played a part in this important programme.”
Joke, however, added that the creative writing workshop is one of many educational programmes provided by CELSIR for incarcerated persons in Nigeria.
She noted CELSIR remained committed to providing opportunities for the rehabilitation and reintegration of incarcerated persons in Nigeria.
To her, the success of the workshop is a testament to the power of creativity and importance of investing in the education and development of incarcerated persons.