Education and Training
When inmates participate in schooling while in prison, they learn valuable information about how to survive socially and financially in the outside world. This education provides them with the means to go back to the society and make a clean transition to a normal life outside crime. Education literally changes their lives and the lives of those who might otherwise have been victims of future crimes.
In ensuring its success, Fr. Grol’s Welfare Project provides text books for all classes, technical books for vocational training, and magazines for reading during leisure time, chalks, pens, pencils, geometrical sets, erasers, rulers and exercise books.
We also provide reference books, such as dictionaries, magazines and atlases among many others that are put in the prison libraries for reference and for reading during the inmates’ leisure time.
The Trust started primary education in Kenyan prisons and has successfully registered candidates for the Kenya Certificate for Primary Education (KCPE) for 14 years until 2014. Nearly 11,000 prisoners have acquired basic primary education through this initiative. However, the project delegated this duty to the Government from 2014 due to the financial constraints and need to shift from paying for registration fees to supporting the process through giving the materials needed for its success.