WOES-Walking on Egg Shells is an initiative that seeks to promote progressive re-integration of ex-prisoners in their communities by blogging their struggles to fit in the community from the first day they were released from prison to bring about acceptance and to avoid the situation whereby they feel like they are walking on eggs shells because every one looks at them suspiciously once they know that they were once offenders.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
There is a stigma attached to people who have been in prison and sometimes they shy away. Others have been in prison for so long where no internet is allowed and when they come out a computer seems like a strange thing for them. I want to work with them because I believe that each one of them has a potential that needs to be show cased online. Through this WOES ex-prisoners will be able to talk about their experiences and get mentors.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
They will create a blog and social media pages where they can post their stories in form of photos and video
What technologies and digital tools do you plan to use in the trainings?
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established that will contribute to the success of the project.
I already coordinate some volunteers who assist inmates in prison with legal issues and through this I have established rapport with prison authorities so that I will be able to know the people who have finished serving their sentences and have been released so that they join the initiative.I also have connections with a group of ex-prisoners who are struggling to fit in the society after many years in prison. That will be my starting point.
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
Initially I will target 50 to teach them on how to use internet, computer and social media then they can teach others as time goes by.
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