Nafisika 2015 Report
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Nafisika 2015 Report
FISCAL YEAR 2015
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CHANGING LIVES BEHIND BARS…
No fancy titles or rosy work settings yet the work our
volunteers and staff members do is highly important
and much needed. As I look back on the year I am
amazed by the volunteers who have signed up to
work with us in prisons, their commitment and
quality of service. This year marks the greatest impact
of Nafisika ever with over 1000 inmates receiving
direct services in our various programs.
Our greatest joy comes from ex-inmates we have
worked with in the recent past who are thriving in
society and have become Change Ambassadors
offering real life examples that rehabilitation works
and re-offence can stop. In this report we share two
such stories from our Change Ambassadors.
We have had partners and professionals join us to
make this year vibrant and fruitful. We are most
grateful to our generous donors such as you who
believe in the work we do and make it possible with
your generous giving. This newsletter is a celebration
of this partnership and how it has impacted real lives
of individuals and families.
Word from the Founder
the past 3 years!
NAFISIKA by the Numbers (2015)
Change Ambassadors Forum
(CAF), is an informal group
formed by Nafisika Trust to
provide a safe environment
where ex-inmates can
openly share about their
challenges and find ways to
overcome them. Currently,
Nafisika hosts simple meet
and talk forums for the 20
or so ex-inmates who are
part of CAF. We believe in
the power of testimonies to
encourage and strengthen
each other in their journey
to reintegration. CAF also
encourages ex-inmates to
be each other’s keepers and
ambassadors of change in
society and examples to
those in prison.
Change Ambassadors Forum: Beyond reintegration … thriving in society
Hamisi Mzari (Center) is
living proof of what
happens when you invest
time and resources on
people behind bars. Hamisi
was released in 2014
having served a 3 year
sentence. While in prison
he participated and took
active interest in the
Career Coaching trainings
offered by Nafisika.
He also worked with our volunteers supporting inmates who
needed legal advice writing up appeals. Hamisi had no legal
training but his literacy made him very valuable to fellow
inmates in drafting appeals. Nafisika supported Hamisi by
writing letters of reference to his current employer- African
Prisons Project. By engaging in Nafisika programs, we could
vouch for him to make a clean break and become a productive
member of society. We were right! Hamisi is currently pursuing
a Diploma in Law at the University of London, fully sponsored
by the African Prison Project. He is also a part time accounting
student (CPA) at KCA University. Hamisi reunited with his family
and is back to the full time role of Father and Husband.
John Ngari spent most of his adult life in and out of
prison. He began writing while in prison and when
released Nafisika supported him initially by giving
him several hours desk space to type out his
articles and afterwards with a second hand
computer so that he could be more independent.
He has a regular column in The People Newspaper.
Against all odds, he is doing small businesses and
paying fees for his grandchildren. He is also
reunited with his family. John is a valued speaker
during the Change Ambassadors Forum meetings.
the past 3 years!
hours of service
by volunteers in
NAFISIKA: Powered byVolunteers!
I approached Nafisika Trust because I felt the
need to get out of my comfort zone. The
internship was a great opportunity for me to
explore a Non- Governmental Organization
where theory and practice are closely related. I
found the internship with the help of Spire
Education, a career accelerator program for
young professionals. At Nafisika, I have been a
Career Coach at Nairobi West Prison. My role
mainly included teaching the inmates on areas
of Communication: Business and
Communication etiquette, CV& cover letter
writing as well as public speaking. My
internship helped me improve my time
management and communication skills
through independent projects and team work.
Rehabilitation is both mental and social. Through the interaction I had with the
students and officers, I was able to touch on the social parts that included building
back their confidence through speech and in writing.
The most important thing I learned is to work in a professional way, either in data
or written communication. I would recommend doing an internship at Nafisika as it
will truly help you in deciding the path you want for your career, even if it is just a
Mary Njuguna- 2015 Intern
Nafisika runs on a pretty lean budget to
accomplish its mission. Despite the 22% drop in
income in 2015, we managed to achieve greater
impact than the year before but its been tough!
We are grateful for our in kind supporters,
volunteers, pro bono professional trainers and
to all who gave much needed cash to us. Thank
you, we have done this great work together!
We have higher targets to meet in 2016! To help
us achieve this, kindly consider giving a financial
gift this year. Your donations will enable us to
run more and improved programs in prison.
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