"I never thought I could have this opportunity in life again..... " one of the inmates narrates his story.
We launched our project (Inmates Education) last week at the Ife Custodial Centre. After the refurbishment of classrooms, distribution of writing materials and textbooks, we held an education seminar.
At the official launching ceremony, one of the inmates said in his vote of thanks, "I have been in this prison (Ife Correctional Centre) since the last 7 years, I never thought that this opportunity (education) could ever happen to me again. I am happy this offer is coming at this moment."
He paused for a while with a melancholic expression, and continued "it is painful that I will be leaving this prison soon but I promise myself to be serious about this and I wish to continue after prison. So help me God."
This, and numerous touching remarks from the inmates while earnestly thanking the organization.
We will not relent in ensuring that every inmate have access to quality education for a better society we all desire.
To have a country where ex-convicts can be re-integrated into the society and educational system through academic prowess. To liaise with like-minded organizations, toward the provision of tutorials, books, audio, and visual learning aids to empower them with the basic knowledge required to launch them on a path to acquire an advanced diploma or university degree. Adequate education would contribute to the reduction of stigmatization, victimization, suffering, feeling of hopelessness, segregation, and temptation to revert to crime after release from prison.
To provide formal and quality education to inmates and juveniles across Nigeria through principles of inclusion, teaching with modern techniques, and capacity development.
Our projects include but are not limited to the following
WHY WE STAND OUT
We provide formal and quality education to inmates and juveniles across Nigeria through principles of inclusion, teaching with modern techniques, and capacity development.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Inmates Educational Foundation is the best in what they do.
They are consistent and passionate about their services.
IEF has contributed positively to the betterment of society.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
We are situated in Lagos and Ebonyi states.