Rehabilitation and Transfer of Minors
The prison is not a place for a child, but this practice is common in Cameroon because of the laws and also the limited number of rehabilitation centre and juveniles homes because of this many of this young offenders are kept in prison with adult prisoners and we try to move them from prison to the available juvenile home and also preparing rehabilitation programs for them and also formal education and vocational opportunities
Drug Free Street
Our vision is to clean our streets of drugs and this done through training programs in schools and other agencies radio talks. Providing rehabilitation services for addicts, Especially those in prison and those willing to participate in the programs while working with forces of law and order to combat the fight against illicit distribution and trafficking.
Back to school for Children
This project is aimed at equipping 50 children with all their school materials at the start of every school year and the required materials and tools for those in vocational training colleges to help foster education, reduces school dropout rates and helping the underprivileged have an equal shot.
Prisoners are an insular minority vulnerable to oppression and discrimination, not only from the "outside" but from the strict rules and values of the prisoner’s power structure and its own codes of silence and loyalty. Medical research shows that the denial of meaningful human contact can cause ‘isolation syndrome’, the symptoms of which include anxiety, depression, anger, cognitive disturbances, perceptual distortions, paranoia, psychosis, self-harm and suicide. Prolonged isolation can destroy a person’s identity and their mental health and its effects may last long after the end of the period of segregation. Developing these psychological and counseling programs will help deal with the social, behavioral and cognitive aspects of those involved and providing psychological well-being.
Advocacy and Prisoners Rights
Our vision is for a world in which everyone enjoys their right even prisoners especially the women and children. Advocacy tackles long pretrial detention, access to legal aids, meet detainees and authorities give legal assistance to needy and unjustly detained prisoners
General Clean Up Campaigns.
The prisons of Cameroon hold 5 times their originally intended population and this has led to an increase in environmental and sanitation related illness with inmates showing high levels of skin infections and the toilets and sleeping spaces unbearable. This projects purpose to clean, disinfect and provide dresses, blankets bed sheets, disinfectants soaps, medication for skin infections and many more sanitation related solutions. This was started because Access to clean water and basic sanitation is essential for good health. Every day 5,000 children under 5 die needlessly from diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor hygiene.
Our health projects are related to the provision for basic health facilities for prisoners, this includes the fight for HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and sanitation related diseases. This project was instituted to help support the prisoner’s right to health facilities. Its been done through the provision of free screening, free consultation and provision of treatment in collaboration with about 8 different non-profit bodies in the area. This has been done because of prisoners current low access to a basic health facility caused by the under-funded and overstretched and over-crowded facilities for prisoners
HIV & AIDS
This project was designed with the aim of sensitizing inmates of the Buea Central Prison on the cause, consequences of HIV and AIDS within a prison set up, how to mitigate the spread of the disease and to effectuate an AIDS free screening for all inmates. By so doing we are able to identify strategies on how to provide aid to infected inmates. The Campaign bring across medical practitioners (volunteer) who assist in the free screening and also providing a platform for inmates with HIV/AIDS to get their treatments and sensitization .
The diabetes project is a joint project with two major partner organization, it targets elderly especially living with diabetes in the prison and tries to provide required medications, exercises and making sure they leave comfortably while in prison to help manage their health condition. Free screening are done twice a year to identify and manage new cases.