Prisonbird is onderdeel van Product of Prison (POP), een non-profitorganisatie die gevangenen in Oeganda een toekomst geeft.
POP verkoopt producten en diensten van gevangenen en betaalt gevangenen voor hun werk. Hiermee kunnen zij gezond voedsel in de gevangenis kopen, een advocaat of het schoolgeld van hun kinderen betalen of sparen voor een nieuwe start na vrijlating;
Alle opbrengsten gaan naar nieuwe projecten voor gevangenen.
We have set up a club called ‘the Product of Prison (POP) bead club’ with Celesta being the managing director and me the Chairman. We hope that after our release, it will not stop here, but our club will continue for POP even outside prison.
JumaParticipant of the Bead Skills Project (2012) Condemn Section - Luzira Upper Prison
In the year 2010, Celesta came to Condemn Section and I showed her my paper necklaces. She liked them and asked me, “If I buy for you original beads, can you use these to make good necklaces?” I answered, “Yes”.
I thank her because she bought the materials using the little money that she had. I have been okay and I am happy because I can get money from this job and I can now help my children to care for school fees, uniforms and other necessities. I have taught other inmates how to ma…
Juma Participant of the Bead Skills Project (2012) Condemn Section Luzira Upper Prison
From May 2014 I started with POP and in June I was paid salary and I used the money for paying my girls’ school fee balance for second term. I am very happy with what Product of Prison is doing, I like the work so much and I feel I have a bright future with my children. Thanks a lot indeed Product of Prison
Grace Participant in the Reintegration Centre (2014)Gulu Plaza - Gulu
I would like to appreciate and thank POP for working towards the rehabilitation and re-integration of prisoners into their communities.
Officer in ChargeU.G Prisons Gulu (2012)
What started one morning as a normal prison ritual to be taken out for labour has made me earn 160,000 shillings monthly.
Laban Former participant in the construction of the Candle Workshop (2013)Kampala Remand Prison
My name is Wahabi, I am a brother to Peter and I wish to thank you for supporting my brother and his group of prisoners who are receiving payment for necklaces and crafts bought by you.
In two years, we have received and saved more than 500,000 Ugandan Shillings for him to start a new life once he is freed from prison.
This act alone has reaffirmed the confidence our family has in the Ugandan Justice System that convicts offenders, sends them to prison not for punishment but for rehabilitati…
Wahabi Family member of a participants of the Bead Skills Project (2014)
We are happy to the Muzungu teacher of whom our brother and leader talks big. Instead of making Sentale to suffer in prison, she gave him the skills that he can now give us freely though we did not go to prison ourselves.
Muzei Kefa A 60-year old group member of Sentale’s home based workshop (2013)
The hair salon has opened up my eyes and thumbs up for Product of prison for giving us hope even when we thought all hope was gone.
SharonParticipant of the Hairdressing Skills Project (2014)Lira Women Prison
On behalf of the owner and founders of Morning Glory Candles, we wish to draw your attention to our activities.
POP provided us with training in candle making. After our release we have formed a home based candle making company called Morning Glory Candles which are finalising the legal registration with the Registration of Companies soon if all goes well.
Besides giving a training, POP Senior Coordinator Alex constantly guided us especially by linking us to sellers of all the raw material…
Derrick & Yasin Former participants of the Candle Skills Project (2014)Kampala Remand Prison
I am so happy about the opportunity to learn how to make candles while incarcerated at Kampala Remand. Besides candle making, I acquired social skills of teamwork that enabled me to mobilize the local community to form a home based workshop.
SentaleFormer participants of the Candle Skills Project (2013)Kampala Remand Prison