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PNG Likes Yellow Ribbon Project

The Fiji Corrections Service’s Yellow Ribbon Project is gaining regional recognition which could see some of our wardens and officers spending stints in Papua New Guinea (PNG) soon. PNG Minister
08 Nov 2014 14:47
PNG Likes Yellow Ribbon Project

The Fiji Corrections Service’s Yellow Ribbon Project is gaining regional recognition which could see some of our wardens and officers spending stints in Papua New Guinea (PNG) soon.

PNG Minister for Corrections Jim Simatab, who is touring Fiji, hopes to implement a rehabilitation programme like the Yellow Ribbon Project in his country.

The project was launched in 2008 by the FSC to rehabilitate inmates inorder for them to look after themselves through income generation projects when they are released from prison.

Mr Simatab revealed his intention during the launch of the project at Valelevu, Nasinu yesterday.

“There are a lot of things that Fiji Corrections have here that Papua New Guinea have not started yet, in particular the rehabilitation programmes for convicted persons here,” Mr Simatab said.

“This is one thing that we want to encourage to do and I will like to see this also in Papua New Guinea. We can’t see any other way. This is the way we think families and communities will want to participate in.”

He said in PNG they only had programmes like Christian Bible studies for inmates.

“Apart from rehabilitation programmes, the infrastructures they have here are being developed.
Mr Simatab said he would also introduce some administration and management policies of the Fiji Corrections Service in Papua New Guinea.

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