By Lilian Sopera Keneqa – EMTV News, Port Moresby
Over 100 participants at Bomana Correctional Services turned up to register for classes at the Human Development Institute (HDI) campus that officially opened yesterday morning at Bomana CS. Inmates, Correctional Service officers, and their family members turned up for the first level of training conducted by HDI.
This follows a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed last month with HDI to set up a campus at Bomana CS in dealing with programs on rehabilitation. The first level of training will run for three weeks where individuals will learn to make a positive contribution to the world in which they live.
Founder of HDI, Samuel Tam, told participants that if they change the way they think, they can do anything.
The institute trains individuals for a successful business life and is an alternative education system. The Correctional Services cannot meet all requirements in terms of resources and that is where HDI will come in with its resources. This level of training of Personal Viability is created to train an individual to make a positive contribution to the world in which they live.
Manager Administrator, Superintendent Yelly Oiufa, said all those attending the classes will be exempted from duty. Prisoners who go down to low security areas will be the ones who will be attached.
In addressing the participants, Founder Tam said HDI is not a school to gain more knowledge in business, but it is an institute to use the knowledge you already have to build a successful business.
The programs offered by HDI have helped over 35,000 Papua New Guineans create rewarding careers and lives.