March 19, 2010
Rotary gives sewing machines

Four sewing machines were handed over to Her Majesty’s Prisons, as part of the Rotary’s Literacy and Skills Training Project in this institution. Three of these machines are for the female inmates, and one for the males.{{more}}

This project was initiated in 2008 and has since then offered two courses in Computer Literacy and one course in Moral Education. Numerous interruptions punctuated this project over the past 18 months, forestalling other courses, but this contribution on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, was another measure to fulfill the Rotary Club’s commitment to render assistance to the rehabilitation process in Her Majesty’s Prison.

At the handing over of the sewing machines, brief comments were made by President Kirk Da Silva, Director of Community Services Sonia Polius, and Chief Prisons Officer Brian Andrews. Both Kirk Da Silva and Sonia Polius shared how pleased they were that the inmates would be able to learn a new skill to equip them for their return to society. Officer Crooke (officer in charge of the female prisoners) received a pledge of further assistance from Polius.

Also attending this event were the following past presidents Don Providence, Joe Sheridan, and Dr. Simeon Norton.