Last week saw the third session for four prison officers from Nairobi, Kenya. Beverline Lungatso, Antony Asige Mugomati, Dennis Kipruto Mungo and Jacob Mbogo Gachuhi are in the UK for six weeks to undertake a Professional Fellowship award funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission as part of the African Prisons’ Project leadership development work. ALA Senior Associate, Di Bligh is meeting with them at the end of each week to use an action learning approach to review what they’ve learned which might transfer to Nairobi, as well as what they would wish to avoid. One of the Fellows also has the opportunity to present a proposal in more detail.
Di was a tad apprehensive that the Kenyans’ natural courtesy might mean that questions would be supportive but not challenging: in the event the sessions are lively, robust and productive. ALA sponsors APP and is hosting and running these sessions as its contribution to the great work done by all at the pioneering charity.