The Creative Skills for Peace Sports Tournament Finale in the Kribi Principal Prison
Category : Creative Skills for Peace
Saturday the 29th of September 2018 marked the Fnale of the Creative Skills for Peace Sports Tournament in the Kribi Principal Prison in the South Region of Cameroon. Local Youth Corner Cameroon launched this Sports Tournament in 8 Prisons, in 6 Regions of Cameroon to ensure social cohesion, build team spirit and instil discipline in Young Violent Offenders. This tournament is also aimed at encouraging togetherness amongst inmates which will assist their effective Rehabilitation and Reintegration back in to their communities.
The Football Finale was played between team Solidarity and Equality with team Solidarity defeating Equality after what seemed to be a tug of war but with the values of fair play, with a score of one goal to null (1-0). The champions were decorated with gold medals and a trophy to mark their victory while those who came out second were decorated with silver medals. This tournament ended on a good note as every participating team enjoyed crowning the champions tournament. At the end, this sporting event was a success as it had attained one of its major objectives which was aimed at serving as a form of psycho social support to the inmates enabling them gain social skills and to coexist peacefully.
In the same spirit of awards, the Entrepreneurial Grant Awards were awarded to the various skills which include; Brick Moulding, Tailoring, Hair dressing and barbing in preparation for the production phase of the Creative Skills for Peace Project. This money will help each skill purchase every equipment needed for the next phase and to ensure that nothing hampers the goal of transforming prisons in to production centres and a place of effective rehabilitation of young violent offenders.
All dignitaries present like the Divisional Delegate for Youths, the Divisional Delegate for Sports and many others were all amazed by their what they saw on the transformation of these Young Violent Offenders who are now ‘Prisonpreneurs’. Their presents and warm words encouraged these inmates and serves as a moral boost which is a positive step to their Rehabilitation and Reintegration process.