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AGODI PRISON UPDATE – AUGUST 30, 2018

The training started around 10:30 AM due to delay from the entry point. We met few of the inmates when we got in, we started training after which others joined us as we progress. We totaled a number of 17 at the end of the training session. The lesson started with the inmate’s submission of […]

AGODI PRISON UPDATE – AUGUST 15, 2018

The training started at 10:25 and as usual the inmates were organized and awaiting our teams’ arrival so the training commenced immediately we got there, there were 21 inmates in attendance 18 of which attended the last training and 3 prospective students. As usual the training started with the submission of assignment from the previous […]

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AGODI PRISON TRAINING UPDATE – August 8, 2018

The training started at 10:16 AM, the expectant inmates organized themselves the minute they saw our team, there were 19 inmates in attendance. The training started with the inmates’ submission of assignment from previous training, in-between the submission a team of human rights activists from Abuja and the Oyo State Controller of prisons visited us […]

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AGODI Prison Training Update – July 04, 2018

The Training Started at10: 10 AM. The inmates were expectant and eager to get started. We distributed the first batch of drawing boards to the first 18 participants based on consistency since the project launch. This is to encourage new participants to be committed to the training. The topic for the day was Observation. We […]

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THE WHY AND PURPOSE OF EXPAR PROJECT

  The National Institute of Health (NIH) reveals that in the year ending March 2017, a total of 344 prisoners died behind bars (including the 194 self-inflicted deaths). 91% of these cases are as a result of psychological imbalances horned by low self-esteem, social stigma, uncontrolled aggression, hopelessness and loss of purpose, loss of freedom, […]

AGODI TRAINING UPDATE, June 20, 2018

“Learning to draw is really a matter of learning to see – to see correctly – and to that means a good deal more than merely looking with the eye” – Kimon Nicolaides   Our first training at Agodi Prison was mind-blowing. The training focused on: The ultimate purpose of Arts Relevance of drawing and […]

EXPAR PROJECT LAUNCHES AT AGODI PRISON

Excitement and hope pervaded the atmosphere of Agodi prisons, Ibadan, on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 as EXPAR launched its creative arts project for long term and life inmates.   The inmates were schooled on the values and benefits of the programme and encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to express themselves via arts.   […]

EXPAR SET TO LAUNCH ON JUNE 12, 2018

Expression Parole is set to launch June 12, 2018 in Ibadan. The project which is aimed at using expressive art, drawing and painting, to address the psychological challenges that comes with long-term and life-term incarceration will kick off on June 12, 2018 in Agodi’s prison, Ibadan. 20 inmates are enrolled in the program and subsequently, […]

EXPAR CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

WHAT IS EXPAR? EXPAR is a creative vocational training program aimed at engaging prisoners in the art of drawing and painting as a creative tool to check the negative effects of long-term imprisonment, and improve the psychological wellbeing of prisoners on long-term and life sentences in Nigerian Prisons. We aim to develop a culture where […]

APPROVAL Letter from The Controller of Prisons, Oyo State Command

On the 24th of April 2018, the Controller of Prisons, Oyo state command gave EXPAR the approval to impact lives in Agodi prison via Painting and Drawing.