Monday, August 23, 2010

Lessons in Suva Prison

I had the privilege of helping Jill Schultz from in the Suva Women's Prison today. Our mission was to help oversee the production of biscuits, slices, and cakes to be sold at the Hibiscus Festival this week in Albert Park. It's the Big Deal in Suva, the place where fairy floss and nauseating rides are still only $2.

We had two amazing young women inmates to help us. Ilebere (pronounced with m before the b) and Lucilla excitedly and energetically helped produce a heap of wonderful goodies which will be sold to raise money for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Remember the old song, "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree"?

"I'm really still in prison and my love
She holds the key
A simple yellow ribbon's what I need to set me free."

Operation Foundation is heavily involved in the Yellow Ribbon Program, rehabilitating prisoners back into society and employment; seeking forgiveness from family and society, when it is slow to be given, or not there at all. Check out and see what an incredible, vital job they do.
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