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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
“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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.