Project Reach is an 18-month Rehabilitation project at Her Majesty’s Prison. The project engages 25 inmates who have conflicted with the law targeting 25 at-risk youths, ages 18-35 years old. REACH is sponsored by the Government of Grenada and The Caribbean Development Bank. Special emphasis is being placed on life skills, literacy, numeracy, skills and small business training.
This unprecedented project incorporates facets of the New Imani programme with aspects of Her Majesty’s Prison education program. Implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Religious Affairs, Ministry of National Security and Her Majesty’s Prison, Caribbean Development Bank through Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF), this project will provide training for the participants over a period of twelve months in life skills, vocational and enterprise training and participate in cultural, social, spiritual and sport activities. Upon successful graduation from the project and subsequent release from prison, participants will be given an opportunity for apprenticeship training using the New Imani Programme model. A stakeholder committee will also be established to formalize and implement a rehabilitation plan for the released inmates and provide case management support services aimed at reducing the rate of recidivism.
Project Reach added value will see the filming of a video documentary called “Beyond Prison Walls”. The documentary will feature the training received, inmates experiences in the programme, projects undertaken by released inmates, interviews, practical CVQ training, community and family prospective of the programme.
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