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INDIA: Skills training launches for men in prison

Don Bosco ITI in Bidar,

Don Bosco ITI in Bidar focuses on rehabilitation


(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco ITI in Bidar, India, is collaborating with the Carmel Seva Trust and the Bidar Central Jail to offer skills training to men in prison in an effort to help rehabilitate them. The workshops will include training in electrical skills and plumbing. Currently, the prison houses approximately 120 inmates, many of whom are young men.

Each training will include 20 students for a focused and effective learning environment. The goal is to ensure youth in the jail are leaving with the skills needed for employment in the hopes that they will turn their life around and become productive members of society.

Salesian missionaries note the cooperation and genuine concern exhibited by the jailer and jail superintendent toward the inmates. A Salesian said, “This collaborative effort underscores a shared commitment to the well-being and development of those within the prison walls. This innovative training program not only addresses the practical needs of the inmates but also reflects a forward-thinking approach to rehabilitation within Bidar Central Jail.”

Salesian programs across India are primarily focused on education. Salesian primary and secondary education in the country helps youth prepare for later technical, vocational or university study. Other programs help to support poor youth and their families by meeting the basic needs of shelter, proper nutrition and medical care.



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