REAM Program

Transformation That Lasts Begins In the Heart

“Until the heart is well-shaped, the mind will operate in confusion. Transformation that lasts begins in the heart.” – Prof. Dankit Nassiuma, Vice Chancelor, AIU The above statement by Prof. Dankit has reminded me of an event that I attend last Friday at Kamiti YCTC. That day, I left home early in the morning to meet the boys undergoing Lifesong Kenya’s REAM Program. As usual, I arrived at the facility looking forward to seeing the […]

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Why Hiring Ex-Offenders Is Beneficial For A Healthy Community

Hiring ex-offenders is beneficial to the individual, their family, the hiring organization and the whole community. That is why hiring ex-offenders is beneficial for a healthy community. Do you have a job vacancy that needs filling? Would you consider giving a job to a young man who has had stint in prison? Do ex-offenders have the required skills, honesty and the integrity it takes to accomplish a task? If you have been asking yourself these

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How Prison Changed My Life

Three days ago, Lifesong Kenya had its annual graduation celebration. Unlike the other graduations, we only had three boys graduating. Then there was Tobias Odhiambo who never graduated from our program but attended. How Prison Changed My Life is his account. My name is Tobias Odhiambo. I come from Busia County. I was demoralized and had no hope in life when I came to YCTC on June 13, 2017. My offense was breaking and entering.

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This Boy Came Back to Share His Journey

The morning before our graduation, I discovered that thieves had tried to break into our shop. This being so, I went to prison with a heavy heart. Read This boy came back to share his journey and find out how my sadness was replaced by joy and peace. More than two years ago, Lifesong Kenya began its first computer class.  Two months after we began our programs, Tobias Odhiambo signed up for our program. At

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I Trusted a Friend and Landed in Remand Prison

Do you have a friend that you trust? Trust enables you to feel safe with your best friend. You make plans and do things together. As your trust grows, so does the bond between the two of you. Trust requires that we keep our word and promise. In I Trusted a Friend and Landed in Remand Prison, *Dennis Manu shares the following story. My name is Dennis Manu. I come from Keroka in Kisii County.

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Bernardo Silva is On the Run One Year Down the Line

*Bernardo Silva is a likeable young man who is full of life, promise and laughter. Looking at him, you can’t tell that Bernardo Silva is still on the run one year down the line. You can’t imagine that this is the same person who is being chased by 5 people he has stolen from. “They say it takes a village to raise a child. These boys have lost their village for many reasons. We can

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