Alavar mulls livelihood projects for jail inmates PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 14:30

District 2 Councilor Miguel “Mike” Alavar III is considering the putting up of livelihood projects for inmates of the Zamboanga City Reformatory Center.

This developed after he made his first visit to the city jail yesterday morning few days after he assumed office.

Alavar together with Edsel Acuña, president of the Food Processor Association of Zamboanga (FPAZ), discussed with Insp. Jenifer Adorna, warden for female and minor inmates, about  a plan to conduct trainings for the detainees on livelihood projects.

At present, female inmates are busy crafting personal accessories like handbags, wallets and many others using quality beads.

Alavar pledged to support the livelihood projects and planned to introduce more at the city jail for the inmates to earn while their respective cases are still under litigation.
The city councilor said he will bring more programs to the jail by training the inmates on skills to earn income.

Alavar appreciated the personal accessories produced by the female detainees.
Adorna also supported Alavar’s plan and thanked him for his all-out concern to the detainees.
Alavar said the inmates can be more productive with the skills they get from the training.

On the other hand, the city councilor also pledged to give a nebulizer to Adorna for the use of  female and minor detainees.

Alavar also promised to support the sports activities inside the jail like soccer. He assured that he will donate soccer balls to the players.

The city councilor visited the city jail during the second edition of the public service on radio program yesterday. — Dan Toribio Jr.