Action learning aids radical changes for Ugandan Prison Services

Action Learning Associates is working with pioneering charity the African Prisons Project running action learning sessions for five senior Ugandan prison officers who are in the UK on a 12 week secondment.  Learning from best practice in the British judicial and correctional systems and gaining new skills and knowledge it is hoped the secondment will empower these change agents to continue to positively transform the Ugandan Prison Service.

ALA Associate, Pauline Gladstone-Barrett is facilitating action learning sessions for the five secondees who are Natukunda Aliyo,  Legal Officer at the Uganda Prisons Service, Eric Baleteirewa, Acting Deputy Officer in Charge, Uganda Government Prison,  Ninsiima Maureen, Officer in Charge of Lira Main Prison & Assistant Superintendent of Prisons, Deogratious Ogwapit,  second in Command at the Prisons Training School & Staff College in Kampala and Alex Oloka, Officer in Charge Uganda Government Prisons Farm.  The action learning sessions help them to reflect on and embed the learning from the APP programme.

Managing Director, Ruth Cook who attended APP’s annual Gala Dinner on 24 November said “I thoroughly enjoyed the Gala Dinner which highlighted the fantastic work that APP is undertaking in Africa and I am immensely proud that ALA sponsors this charity.  The visiting prison officers have a real chance to change the system in Uganda and we hope their experience of action learning will make them even more effective agents for change”.

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