Peacemakers -Facilitating Psycho-social Rehabilitation of Inmates and Children
Prisoners often come from troubled backgrounds and have to bear the brunt of unresolved conflicts with their families and peers. Once in prison, these people are given-up by society and excluded from their own community - a harsh reality which affects women and children the most. Once guilty, the life after prison gets more difficult not only for the convicts but also for their families and children.
Peacemakers believe in the restoration, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and reconciliation of prisoners as they understand their need for opportunities and resources to rebuild their lives, families, and communities.
Started as a Tata Trust supported fellowship of TISS, Peacemakers Pehel project is committed to serving women inmates and their families who lack financial, legal, and psychological support.
Peacemakers - Mission
Rehabilitate and restore the dignity of the victims of abuse, domination and violence
Transform culture of violence into culture of peace
Build communal cohesiveness and ecological harmony
Promote national integration and global peace
Unmask and redeem systems and structures that perpetrate injustice, inequity and strife
Peacemakers - Key Initiatives
Equip and support families of prison staff
Legal aid support & follow-ups with the legal fraternity
Life skills & livelihood training for women convicts
Need-based support for children of convicts
Psycho-social support for inmates (both convicts & under-trials)
Research and advocacy
Skills training and stress management support for prison staff
Support families of male convicts, particularly women-headed households
Flatworld's Partnership with Peacemakers
Flatworld Solutions has partnered with an NGO called Peacemakers for the year 2019. We pledged monetary support to contribute towards the upliftment of this neglected section of the society, with the hope of providing a better tomorrow to remorseful convicts and their innocent families.
Apart from the financial support, company also encourages employees to volunteer for the following activities -
Rehabilitate prisoners at Bengaluru Central Prison in association with prison authorities and other agencies
Provide tuitions for subjects like Maths, Science, and Languages - for 10th, PUC and undergraduate students
Conduct Music classes, play any instrument, or teach Hindustani, Classical and Western music
Support the project team with administration, accounting, & documentation functions