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Posted: Monday 20 June, 2016 at 7:47 PM

Open Interactive donates to Her Majesty’s Prison

Open Interactive’s CEO Stachio Williams hands over computer to Superintendent of Prisons Junie Hodge
By: Jermine Abel,

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - IN keeping with its mantra of nation building, Open Interactive has flex its corporate muscles and donated a laptop computer to Her Majesty’s Prison.


    In a simple handing over ceremony today (Jun. 20) at the correctional facility, Superintendent of Prisons Junie Hodge said the (Asus) computer would go a long way in assisting officers at the facility in enhancing the learning rehabilitation of inmates.

    According to Hodge, the donation would also assist the inmates in developing life skills that would be useful when they are in a position to leave the facility.

    “We are allowing the residents to develop their skills in certain aspects of life so that when they go on the outside they can become either self employed or be employed by others so that we can minimize recidivism.”

    The computer, which is equipped with a number of the late software, would be placed in the musical department of the prison, the Superintendent noted while thanking the Chief Executive Officer of Open Interactive, Stachio Williams, for the timely donation.   

    Williams congratulated the Hodge for the strides he and other officers at the prison are making in the area of rehabilitating prisoners, noting that the donation fits one aspects of the company's vision of building a progressive nation.

    “It is a pleasure for me to make this contribution and I do hope that it goes a long way in the efforts that you are trying to accomplish.”

    He opined that “the only way to advance the cause of society is to assist in ways like this”, disclosing that there would be a number of other such ventures that his organization would be engaged in - in an effort to develop the communities in St. Kitts and Nevis.

    “It is my pleasure to contribute to this cause. Our company, Open Interactive, its vision is nation building, which starts from all levels...youths, adults and it has a number of facets from security et cetera...”    

    Williams told SKNVibes that even though the gesture may seem small to many, it would go a very long way in assisting Her Majesty’s Prison in carrying out its daily mandate.

    Superintendent Hodge is calling on other private sector agencies to contribute in other areas where there is need at the penitentiary. 
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