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Life skills for female inmates

Avinesh Gopal
Monday, March 17, 2014

FORTY-ONE female inmates of the Suva Women's Corrections Facility have completed a two-week training session on life skills.

Facilitators of the training and volunteers from Westlife Church of Springfield Lakes outside Brisbane in Australia, Dave and Julie Huttons, took the inmates through various life-changing lessons during the course of the training.

"Basically, we wanted to instil in them a positive attitude so that when they return to their communities and homes, they will be able to live normal lives and continue to do good," said Mr Huttons in a Fiji Corrections Services statement.

"We taught them lessons that will bring about life in them and help them realise there is more to life.

"We also encouraged and empowered them to become beautiful women in heart and soul."

FCS spokeswoman Kuini Waqasavou said the volunteer couple also worked with inmates at the Suva Corrections Facility and Naboro on small engine repair courses as well as constructing bee boxes for honey production.

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