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The Story Behind The " Friends Of Prisoners' Children"

“FRIENDS OF PRISONERS’ CHILDREN” is an attempt to build a bond of love and understanding to free the children of prisoners from the burden of the crimes of their parents. Our society has the sad habit of looking down on the entire family when one member is in prison. The children especially need to be allowed to grow up in their own right and not be called ‘the children of a criminal’, Hearing these words thrown at her a 15 year old girl once wrote, ‘this pain is too much for a young girl like me to bear...”

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" Friends of Prisoners' Childern "

The Association - "Friends of Prisoners' Children " - was formed in July 2006 to consolidate and expand a program that had begun in 2005 to give out scholarships to children of long-term prisoners in Welikada Prisons

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How we work

The Commissioner General of Prisons, the Commissioner of Welfare, the Superintendent of the Welikada Prisons and the Welfare Officers give us all the support required. In fact one welfare officer is officially designated to help us with our work.

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