Volunteers liberate prisoners from illiteracy, launch Inmates Educational Foundation





A group of volunteers in Nigeria has launched an Inmate Educational Foundation (IEF) to liberate prisoners from illiteracy.



The foundation was founded in 2018 by Alabidun Mahfuz, a 300 level student studying Educational Management in Lagos State University. The volunteers of IEF teaches prisoners adult education, prepares them for GCE, JAMB and also supporting the National Open University students among them with tutorials across Lagos State Prisons.

According to Mahfuz, Inmates Educational Foundation came up as a result of a research that relates that 76% of convicted inmates are illiterates and drop outs, so the foundation deem it feet to support by volunteering to teach prisoners through Adult Education.

When asked about the inspiration behind the foundation, Alabidun Mahfuz said "it is the willingness to give back to the society, particularly the forgotten ones, who perhaps if given quality education would have been better of in the society and also the willingness to transform mind and soul through education and making sure they continue even when they gain their freedom".

He noted that the foundation has been registered with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) but it as been faced with challenges like transporting volunteer teams to prisons for teaching, lack of stationery to be used by inmates, lack of motivational encouragement for the students in class and lack of finance to run the foundation effectively.

The foundation has attracted a good number of volunteers among students, professors and lecturers in Lagos State University, they include Dr Ishaq Yusuf, Dr (Mrs)Sulaimon A, Mr Solahudeen Mustopha and Barrister Alliyu Abdurasheed. The foundation presently has about 40 volunteers in thier database.

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Written by: Mariam Ileyemi



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