LAST week, the Bordelais Correctional Facility – BCF, treated the public to an appreciation of arts and craft which were showcased at the Castries Waterfront..
The exhibition of products was initially geared at forming part of activities marking Global Entrepreneur Week. The St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture hosted Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) again this year, from November 17 to 23,aiming to engage, connect, mentor and inspire potential entrepreneurs, through a series of activities hosted by partner organizations.
Acting Programmes manager of the Bordelais Correctional Facility Tara Leonard says the BCF believes in giving the public an opportunity to see the results of some of the rehabilitative activities that inmates engage in while at the Facility.
“We needed to showcase some of the arts and craft items that are being created by inmates of the Bordelais Correctional Facility. We decided that this location would be best to do so, because many people traverse the area and so we would be able to attract the attention of lots of people. We want them to see how we are trying to rehabilitate inmates at the facility”.
By all accounts the exhibition was a successful undertaking which captured the admiration of a wide cross section of the public. The items however, were for viewing only and were not available for sale.