I am writing to invite you to attend The 3rd international Study Week on Children of Prisoners 2014 which will be held from 23rd to 28th June 2014 in Kampala, Uganda.
Like before ,as Wells of Hope,It’s a special time we will have when we host the 3rd International Study Week , to learn more kindly visit http://studyweek.org
Over the past two years the Study week has grown and caught the interest of academicians, Social workers ,criminologists ,Researchers ,religious workers and practitioners working with Children of prisoners among others kinds of people. As Wells of Hope,The study week is a great avenue for us to consolidate our experience, to share new knowledge and skills, and to discuss and jointly develop an Action Agenda for Children whose Parents are in Prison .The study week also aims to promote friendship, solidarity, and one spirit Among people working with Children whose parents Are in Prison from all over the World.
The study week also aims to educate participants about the effects of parental imprisonment . Like before during the study week The participants will appreciate the plight of children of prisoners from a global perspective,they will learn and contribute towards creative and effective solutions that can be undertaken.
The one week with Wells of Hope team will take you to visit remote villages and isolated people especially grandmothers who care for the children of their children in prison. When you meet the families in the rural communities helped by Wells of Hope, you will be touched by their stories, motivated by their achievements and inspired to overcome the challenges in your own life and community.
In the afternoons and on the last day we will conduct seminars and meetings to exchange ideas; share lessons learned and collectively arrive at an Action Agenda for Children whose Parents are in Prison.
During the study week You will visit with the Children, at their residential school-Wells of Hope Academy, a school established to cater for the general welfare for children of prisoners,the first of its kind ; you will be touched by their stories, skills and talents. These children will entertain the participants through Music, Dance and Drama which show the traditions of Uganda while communicating the plight of a child of a prisoner.
Participants will visit the parents of these children in Prison, talk with them and get to know what they think about their children and families.Its always an experience visiting Uganda's prisons.
We will also provide you an opportunity to talk about your organization/agency or your work with children of prisoners .
Midweek participants will have an opportunity to tour Uganda’s tourist attractions to experience the fauna and flora that spells the beauty of our country.
It will costs USD 850 to cover your accommodation, meals and transport while you are here for this eventful week.
Please show interest by contacting us by email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org ,we will be ready to answer your questions
.Kindly let us know by 3rd May 2014 if you will be attending.
Look at some of the reports of the past Participants:
Sarah Roberts-Child & Family Support Manager at Families outside http://studyweek.org/Wells%20of%20Hope%20report_Sarah_roberts_2013.pdf
To get a flavor of the day to day account of what happened in September 2013 you can read Rebecca Ginsburg -faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the director of the Education Justice Project, the campus’ prison education program .Here is her lively account available at this link http://www.educationjustice.net/home/2013/08/29/welcome-to-the-new-ejp-blog/
You can alternatively look at Ben Raikes a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Work at the University of Huddersfield awesome Facebook page updates :
-Prison visit: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200618868214186&set=o.316315075082266&
-Visit at Wells of Hope Academy : https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200624105745121&set=o.316315075082266&
-Visiting Grandparents in the villages: https://www.facebook.com/UniversityofHuddersfieldSocialWork/posts/559704427409995@013
2013 General report https://us6.admin.mailchimp.com/campaigns/show?id=446217
Dr.Owen Gill Jan 2011 report : http://studyweek.org/Wells%20of%20Hope%20report_Owen_Gill_Jan%202011.pdf
We look forward to meeting you here in Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, a country with an incredible beauty characterized by a fantastic natural scenery and a rich mosaic of tribes and cultures. Travelling through Uganda you will be captivated by its beauty, and overwhelmed by the friendliness of its people .See more at: http://www.visituganda.com