A total of 86 inmates from Walvis Bay’s Correctional Facility took part in a two-week Money Map training session hosted by Bank Windhoek and Adonai Trust in September.
Comprising 38 male and 48 female offenders, the session was facilitated by Pastor Martin Ganseb from Alpha Course Prison Ministry. “The participants found the initiative financially educative. For instance, those who have been convicted of theft, testified that if they practiced integrity in the past, they would not have been in prison. As a result, they promised to never repeat the offence once given a second chance,” said Ganseb.
Themed ‘Your journey to financial freedom,’ the Money Map training sessions cover a variety of topics that educates the inmates on financial, spiritual and mental fitness as they serve their sentences and beyond. Its main purpose is to guide individual inmates to achieve a biblical, joyful and stress-free financial future.
Adonai Trust’s co-founder, Sanet Vermeulen, said: “The Walvis Bay training session was conducted and received well by the inmates who expressed their gratitude at the end of the gathering. Thank you Bank Windhoek for making this possible.”
The Money Map training session, which is expected to benefit close to 200 inmates at four correctional facilities across the country, has three more seminars scheduled to take place at the following correctional facilities:
- Divundu: Monday, 15 until Sunday, 21 October 2018
- Elizabeth Nempembe: Monday, 22 until Sunday, 28 October 2018
- Keetmanshoop: Monday, 12 until Sunday, 18 November 2018