Former University of Malawi (Unima) students on Sunday interacted with young prisoners at Kachere Juvenile Centre in Lilongwe where they engaged in career talk.
The career talk sought to enlighten the young offenders on different career directions they can take once they are released from prison.
The alumni—who are doing charity work under the banner Sokoneza Social Grouping—also donated soap, sugar, soft drinks and clothes.
The group’s chairperson, Paul Soko, said they took a career talk to the prisoners to motivate them to continue studying because “being in prison is not the end of life.”
Soko said: “These prisoners are still young and they still have time to achieve various dreams in their lives. However, most of them do not know career paths which they can take. We donated these items to celebrate with them as we have entered the New Year.”
One of the prisoners, 19-year-old Innocent Latoni, thanked the Sokoneza Social Grouping for the career guidance and the donation.
“Some of the prisoners are studying to sIt for Maneb [Malawi National Examination Board] examinations. Hence the career guidance will help us to know on the career direction we can take,” said Latoni. n