Uthunthu Ministries has trained forty-four inmates at Maula Prison in a transformation coaching course that will enable them become better people when they leave prison walls.
Speaking during a graduation ceremony that took place at the Prison over the weekend Uthunthu Ministries founder, Pastor Caswell Mkanda, said the aim of the eleven-week course was to help the inmates that God created them for a purpose.
“We want the prisoners to discover their purpose so that when they come out [of prison] they should be able to contribute positively to both their lives and national development,” said Mkanda.
The course, which Mkanda described as holistic and pilot, tackles issues ranging from ministry, HIV and AIDS and general life skills.
One of the books used in the course is Free in Chains—authored by Mkanda himself—and talks largely about effective living.
Mkanda said the program was on-going.
“We are still growing, and we look forward to extending the studies much further and also to other prisons across the country,” said Mkanda.
In his remarks, Maula Prison Officer-in-Charge, Zaccheus M’bawa, described the gesture as something that will help bring great change in the lives of the inmates.
“Prisons are places of transformation and Uthunthu Ministries is working in line with our values,” said M’bawa.
One of the beneficiaries, Gift Msiska, said the knowledge he has acquired through the program will be “a stepping stone to great things” once he gets out of prison.
Founded in 2014, Uthunthu Ministries is into a number of social projects for the benefit of Malawians and is supported by individual Malawians who are its partners.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :