RED CARD CLUB AT JOHN PAULS: CRIME PREVENTION AND HOW TO AVOID ENDING UP IN PRISON.

 

RED CARD CLUB AT JOHN PAULS: CRIME PREVENTION AND HOW TO AVOID ENDING UP IN PRISON.

Shibero is a professional counselor and runs an organization that deals with stress management.  On this occasion, she gave a special visit to girls of John pauls secondary school  to talk on a very important but usually ignored issue.

REASONS WHY WE CAN END UP IN PRISON

Lack of education- Lack of education is the most important thing that individuals can have. We should take care of our lives , 42% of women are going to prison nowadays and most of them are very young and not educated. While in jail these women even give birth. 53 children have been born  in Lang’ata women’s prison. This might seem like a very small number, but in real sense it is huge. The question is, Who will take care of these children when these women are serving their jail term? Will these children get proper parental care and education? Poverty is another thing that makes women to be imprisoned, poverty pushes people to commit crime e.g they are caught in theft cases.

WHAT IS CRIME? Crime is something that is against the law and the society e.g murder, rape, robbery with violence, kidnapping, drug and substance abuse, prostitution, loitering, child neglect and child trafficking among many others.

WHY DO PEOPLE COMMIT CRIME? • Peer pressure • Bad company • Poverty • Stress • Wrong relationships • Making quick money.

CONSEQUENCES OF GOING TO PRISON • One thinks of committing suicide • One thinks that God has abandoned them • In prison, there is bad food • One is teased and bullied • People live under a very unhygienic environment • One misses their family • There is a tendency of not being visited in prison.

HOW TO AVOID CRIME . One should get themselves into legal business .Respect for oneself is very important.One should not make others decide for them, they should be the final decision makers. Avoid bad company .Watch the kind of friends that we keep and walk with. Be careful with the relationships that we have. Avoid unnecessary loitering.

Her talk was very important and there was so much concentration of girls during the session. The girls also got an opportunity to ask questions that were relevant to the topic. This was a very important talk that we would like to take to the schools that we mentor. Little do these youths understand that going to prison is very easy

SPEAKER: SHIBERO

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