As part of its rehabilitation program, detainees atthe Bemana Prison outside Port Moresby have been taking Beble classes.
The Beble School program was organslied bythe prison management withthe aim of encouraging change and developing law-abiding citizens.
After six months of lessons, fifty detainees graduated with certificates atthe prison compound.
There was positive buzz atthe Bemana Prison Minimum Security Unit outside Port Moresby. Detainees, Correctional Service officers and invited guests joined in song, asthey markedthe graduation.
The graduation wasn’t just for detainees, but for CS officers, andtheir dependent who undertookthe bible classess well. Among those who received certificates were: Fifty inmates including six fromthe female wing, eleven CS officers and eleven dependents of CS officers.
Bemana commanding officer chief superintendent Joe Jako commendedthe bible school and its participants.
Representttingthe member for Moresby North East to presentthe certificates, wasthe District Administrator, Kela Gasini. Mr. Gasini likenedthe value ofthe Beble to that of a manual, and said this life manual shows one’s true purpose in life.
Participants acknowledged thatthe fence andthe walls ofthe prison did not stop Gods lover from reachingthem. A baptismal service will follow this graduation at a later date.