“We need your help, we cannot do this work on our own.”
This was the emotional plea of the Fiji Corrections Service Commissioner Francis Kean to ministers and laymen of the Methodist Church of Fiji and Rotuma yesterday in Lami.
Commissioner Kean gave the ministers present at todays symposium a sketch of the work they do as officers and more importantly the responsibility there is not only for the officers but the collective work needed for the rehabilitation of the inmates.
The Fiji Corrections Service and the Methodist Church in Fiji met in Novotel, Lami yesterday to map out new strategies to help support the rehabilitation of inmates under their care.
The call to work together with the FCS certainly is one that needs addressing according to the General secretary of the Methodist church of Fiji and Rotuma.
The Vice president of the church says that information given by FCS today not only moved the ministers but an issue that certainly needs to be taken back to the various arms of the church to work on.
Commissioner Kean says that this symposium is the first of its kind with any religious organization, and only hopes that other religious bodies will pursue the opportunity to also accommodate the FCS drive on rehabilitation through this program, and further more for the churches to identify its members through their system and follow up on them accordingly.