Justice Ministry signs an MOU with NIPA | THE DAILY HERALD

NIPA Director Sergio Blomont, NIPA Supervisory Board of Directors President Peggy-Ann Dros-Richardson, Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever and Prison Director Alwin Keli.

AIRPORT–The Ministry of Justice signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with National Institute of Professional Advancement (NIPA) with the purpose of utilising NIPA’s expertise in technical vocational education and training to ensure that those incarcerated are offered rehabilitative options through education and for personal advancement.

NIPA Supervisory Board of Directors President Peggy-Ann Dros-Richardson signed the MOU with Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever and Prison Interim Director Alwin Keli on Monday.

“It is our intention to repair the damaged chapel, the work/training stations, storage room and generator room with the help of our inmates. They will become certified in the different areas of construction-carpentry, roofing, electrical installation, plumbing, masonry and general property maintenance, and be paid as well. This is a win-win-win situation for all involved.

“As we continue to make the much-needed improvements within the justice chain, our aim is to build better individuals and prepare them for the real world, the professional world, where they will have the newly-obtained skills to improve their lives and our community,” stated De Weever during the signing on Monday.

“Given government’s liquidity challenge, I have met with representatives of Kooyman and ACE [hardware stores – Ed.] to assist us with this endeavour. We will be setting up accounts for anyone or any company to donate to this worthy cause. We will need building materials, equipment and appliances in order for this to be a success and through public-private partnerships we can achieve more together.”

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/86730-justice-ministry-signs-an-mou-with-nipa