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Nehemiah Boys v Approved School Juvenile Inmates

Lifeline Nehemiah Projects (LNP) provides educational, mentoring and other support for the inmates Approved School Juvenile Prison (APS) as part of our ongoing investment in young people to rebuild Sierra Leone. On 29 March 2014 the Nehemiah Boys of LNP visited the APS for a friendly football match between the inmates and the Nehemiah Boys. The match drew supporters from both sides. Before the match, Prince Tommy Williams (LNP’s Deputy Director) challenged the young people on both sides to recognise that they are critical to sustainable development and building Sierra Leone’s. Mr Shawers (the head of APS) praised LNP for its support since the days of Late Richard Cole and mentioned that just last year, two inmates graduated from the Betteh Tumara Programme (technical and vocational training), this involved gaining an income generating skill, life skills, and 9-12 weeks of work experience in a their field of training. A majority of the Approved School inmates submitted their names for our September 2014 academic year intake. Both sides enjoyed the time together, and friendships were created or and further developed between our Boys and the inmates. We would continue to look for ways through which our boys can continue to have positive influence on these young men, and contribute to their eventual re-integration into society. The full time scores were 4-2 to LNP. You can see photos of the match here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/115932450@N03/sets/72157643314139485/
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