The financial and social costs of re-offending are huge.
Education, in its many forms, contributes significantly to reducing this pattern. We want to bring families closer together by creating trusted breadwinners who make a valuable contribution to society.
The States of Guernsey fund formal learning programmes in prison up to GCSE level. These include Maths, English, ICT, Art and Business Administration as well as initial assessment, induction, distance learning courses and all work-related learning. CLIP supplements this core education, ensuring that less public money is spent in the long term.
Because, many prisoners have negative memories of the classroom from their past schooling, they are not easily persuaded to study. CLIP’s contribution focuses on encouraging these prisoners to take the first step in education by creating positive learning experiences. These are produced through the introduction of non-formal education such as the creative arts - textile design, drama, creative writing, photography, music and personal and social development courses. These subjects create a more enticing gateway through which prisoners can enter a world of self-improvement.
These courses increase self-knowledge, influence attitudes and behaviour, develop self-confidence, create valuable employees, trustworthy family members and therefore help tackle re-offending which has such a costly impact on local families and the wider community.
LET’S BREAK THE CYCLE, TOGETHER.
The cycle of re-offending is hard to break and shaking off a problem past isn’t easy. However, Creative Learning in Prison is a proven antidote. Any contribution you make to CLIP will go directly towards supplying the tools, services and support needed to reduce re-offending through the provision of a wide range of education and learning opportunities.
We are currently raising funds to build a new community workshop that will increase the number of prisoners who are able to take part in classes, providing them with the valuable skills required to increase their chances of employability upon release.
We want you to feel comfortable with the level of support you give to us. None of our ground-breaking work would be possible without your generosity.
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Individuals making donations of £500, but not exceeding £5,000, in a calendar year will be deemed to have been made to the charity net of income tax. By completing a declaration form, the donation will be grossed up and a repayment of the income tax made to CLIP. Please find the relevant forms and further information below.
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