We Are A Non Profit Organization
The DREAM AGAIN initiative began precisely in 2012 with the establishment of the first functional library in Otukpo prison, Benue state, Nigeria, West Africa. The target was 5000 books for every library the organization establishes for each prison across Nigeria, and later beyond. After successfully completing the first library setup, the organization was officially registered with the corporate affairs of Nigeria in 2014.
Since then, we have continued to convert prisons into places of potential and self-discovery, empowering the prisoners to believe in their human worth and dignity and to informally educate themselves while they are doing their time. This is with the ultimate goal to reduce recidivism and the overall rate of crime in society.
What We Do
We promote prison systems where the primary purpose is rehabilitation and not retribution. We then encourage and support the development of programs that enhance effective rehabilitation and preparation for release of inmates. These are aimed at reducing and, if possible, preventing re-offending, thereby protecting society and rebuilding lives. Our advocacy also covers penal policies that focus on rehabilitation and reintegration of affected persons. We continually seek partnership of individuals and organizations to expand our reach.
To educate and train prison inmates, whom we call students, equipping them with leadership and entrepreneurial skills as well as a new mindset
that eschews crime.
to transform prisons in Nigeria from punitive to effective correctional facilities.
Humanity. Empathy. Prison Education. Accountability. Service
"Going to prison should not be the end of life, it should be the start of a new beginning.”
Adamu Bashiru – Founder/CEO
We have a progressive educational program that runs in three stages:
1. Prevocational (Rethinking process to engender in our students superior self-esteem and noble dreams).
2. Vocational (Practical learning of life skills, entrepreneurship).
3. Re-entry (Effective Social Reintegration).
PAYMENT OF FINE
As a way of decongesting the prisons, our organisation, with the support
of our partners, also facilitates payment of convicts’ fines, which leads to their release from prison. So far, we have paid the fine of 51 inmates and they have all been set free.
AFTER CARE SERVICE
Our aftercare service is a forum for mentoring and counselling ex-cons
to help them effectively reintegrate into the society. This always takes
place in our office and via telephone communication. By both means, we
encourage most of our students to be positively engaged. MORE