Over 100 inmates at Shimo la Tewa Women Prison in Mombasa will benefit from over 250 assorted beddings and sanitary wares donated by Prideinn hotels to the facility to cushion them and their children against the biting cold.
Speaking during the exercise today, General Manager Prideinn Paradise Resort and SPA Ann Peggy said they decided to extend a helping hand to the facility because such facilities are in most cases forgotten especially during such period when they need assistance.
She added that Women in prison have special needs, not only nutritional needs but personal effects like proper beddings, sanitary items among others.
In addition to donating beddings, inmates were also sensitised on proper hand washing as a way of protecting themselves from COVID-19 pandemic.
Shanzu Women Prison (Shimo La Tewa) officer in Charge Ms Josephine Mutuku said the kind donations would help inmates at the facility while undertaking various integrated correctional programmes for reintegration back into the society once they complete their terms.
“The items donated shall be significant in stepping up hygiene at the facility, that accommodates the inmates and some inmates’ little children, it has been raining a lot lately, making sanitation and general hygiene a challenge,” said Ms Mutuku.
The beneficiaries commended the Hotels management saying the beddings will help as they undertake their correctional programmes at the facility.
Besides giving the donations to prison, the hotel also donated beddings to Shanzu and Good Hope Children’s home for 70 kids at the Children`s Home.
Speaking at the same event, Prideinn Coast Regional Manager Victor Shitakah urged other well-wishers to show empathy to the needy during this difficult period saying the Five Star Hotel has a corporate social responsibility that goes beyond hospitality and tourism.
“We want to impact lives and make society a better place to live in, we will definitely do more to impact lives for our people,” said Shitakah
By Joseph Kamolo