By Julie Badui Owa – EMTV News, Port Moresby
The Buimo Prison in Lae invited an organization from Port Moresby through the Correction Service, to help conduct a rehabilitation program with detainees and Buimo CS officers.
The Human Development Institute (HDI) is focused on changing mindsets and helping individuals know the importance of their natural resources and the capacity each one has.
HDI Founder Samuel Tam said, the country is full of resources but the people don’t have the capacity to use it to help sustain them.
The Chairman and Founder of HDI, today (June 29) told detainees and CS officers that they must develop the capacity to manage everything around them. These include time, money and natural resources.
Mr Tam was invited to help run a rehabilitation program for detainees, aimed at helping them sustain themselves when they leave the prison.
The HDI program is currently running at Bomana in Port Moresby and has recently been introduced in Lae through the Correctional Services.
This rehabilitation program will benefit almost one thousand prisoners at Buimo and over 60 CS officers.
Buimo prisoners have completed the theory part of the rehabilitation program and seen a lot of changes.
The Founder of HDI Samuel Tam is not new to PNG. He was born in Rabaul, East New Britain Province and identifies as a Papua New Guinean.
Mr Tam remarked that PNG is a very rich nation that is being ignored by its own government and people.