A week late I’ve sneaked a post in our latest #WATWB Edition. Our generous co-hosts for this month are:
and Belinda Witzenhausen.
Source: Picture from ABC News Australia.
In a story from Australia’s ABC News “Good News” link I read:
Twice a week, Grace takes a break from her life in the lockup and is able to feel as though she is at home again.
She is one of dozens of female prisoners involved in a horticulture program at the Alice Springs Correctional Centre, which started earlier this year.
The program, situated in the relatively green and leafy yards beside the prison, aims to equip prisoners with practical skills and build up their confidence in the process.
Among the key points in the story there’s….
- Participants report that spending time in the garden and the bush has boosted their mood and taught them a lot.
- The program manager reports that no task is too much for participants and that the program has given them valuable skills for reintegrating into the workforce when they leave prison.
Originally started for men, this program is now in place for woman. Alice Springs is in the Red Centre of Australia and very significant for Indigenous Australians. This program is sure to be win for these women and the environment as well.
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