By Nicholas Kalu, Abuja
A non-governmental group (NGO) in Abuja, Chify Rehabilitation Centre, says it has rehabilitated 62 inmates from correctional centres in a bid to present their life which means and put together them for correct reintegration into society.
Founding father of the rehabilitation centre, Pastor Hilary Chukwuma, who famous additionally they assist people who find themselves homeless, drunks, drug addicts amongst others, stated they bring about them collectively and provides their life which means by altering their way of life.
In an interview with The Nation, he stated the Centre, which has been self-funded to this point, constructed a rehabilitation residence, the place the beneficiaries keep for a interval of a couple of 12 months, the place they cross by way of psychological reorientation and purchase vocational expertise and training to arrange them for reintegration into the society.
Chukwuma, who goes for correctional facility ministry to evangelise to inmates, stated he determined to embark on the duty of reforming as many inmates as he can to allow them to come out and contribute meaningfully to society.
He condemned the stigmatization of people that have been to correctional centres, saying most of them return to crime as a result of they really feel there’s nothing out within the society for them.
He stated the most important problem of the Centre is that they lack the sources to do extra, as he known as for assist for extra to be carried out on this route.
Chukwuma stated some beneficiaries of the rehabilitation have been now college graduates whereas others had acquired vocational expertise. He stated they have been all doing properly now of their chosen endeavours and even supported the centre generally.
Chukwuma stated, “As it’s now, we’ve got rehabilitated about 62 younger women and men since 2012. I used to go for correctional centre ministry the place we go there to minister to them the phrase of God and whereas doing that I discovered that almost all of them after they come out they don’t have wherever to go, a few of them their members of the family can have rejected them, and they’re stranded. So I made a decision to construct a rehabilitation centre, the place after they come out they’re rehabilitated for at the least a interval of 1 12 months, train them some vocational jobs, encourage them, a few of them whether it is enterprise, we’d assist them by going into companies, so they’d not return to their vomit.
“They’re given psychological reorientation. Their rehabilitation begins when they’re within the correctional centre. We go there to minister to them and discuss to them and attempt to inform them about how they’ll change and be good folks. The problem we face is that we’ve got extra those that wish to come into the rehabilitation centre than we are able to accommodate however we can’t accommodate them due to monetary constraint. That’s the main problem we’ve got.
“A few of them begin education and studying vocational expertise proper within the correctional centres like tailoring. The Centre has welding, block trade, paint trade, fish farming amongst others and the beneficiaries are skilled in all these items. A few of them when they’re okay, they’ll go and begin their very own companies and lead their lives as residents, contributing meaningfully to the event of society.
“Earlier than this 12 months, we had simply seven self-contained rooms. Typically two folks will keep in a room, however this 12 months, we’ve got improved and added one other seven on high of it. So we’ve got about 14 rooms now. However the seven up we’ve got not accomplished it.
“We advise that if we had many individuals doing issues like this it could scale back crime within the nation. Folks stigmatize individuals who have been in correctional centres. It isn’t good. We rehabilitate them and make them prepared for the society. We make them settle for themselves.
“We have now a case of a younger man, nonetheless with me, who got here out. There have been three of them, after they got here out, however as a result of I might deal with just one due to monetary implications, the opposite two we couldn’t usher in. Ultimately, they went for theft and one was killed. The one with me is doing very properly. He’s producing paint now. So that you see, if one other individual had taken one and one other taken the opposite, I don’t assume they’d have gone again to crime. If there was one thing for them out right here, most of them wouldn’t return to crime.”