The workshop launched on Thursday 28th July 2022, was built by Byumba Catholic Diocese in collaboration with Oxfam.
Oxfam is a British founded confederation of independent charitable organizations focusing on the alleviation of global poverty.
One of children rehabilitated at the prison has said that the new facility has enough space enabling them to conduct practical sessions easily.
He requested support to get relevant equipment so that they can put into practice acquired skills.
The Bishop of Byumba Diocese, Papias Musengamana said that they decided to support the prison because children rehabilitated at the facility are part of segments of the population in need of special attention.
“We have the youth in different parishes but these children fall under a special category. That is why we considered equipping them with vocational skills including welding during their stay at this facility,” he said.
Bishop Musengamana revealed that there is a plan to make follow up and provide released children with needed equipment relevant to their skills.
The Deputy Commissioner General of Prisons, DCGP Rose Muhisoni thanked partners for continued support to correct children and equip them with different skills that will help them to become responsible members of the community upon release.
Over 400 children are rehabilitated at Nyagatare Juvenile Prison.
They are equipped with skills in welding, construction and sewing among others.
Some of them who pass national exams are released on presidential prerogative of mercy.