Now more than ever, the possibility of reconciling business interests and respect for human rights has become urgent. A company is an essential element for development, because it generates jobs, income and knowledge. But a strong interdependence between business and society is needed to create a shared value. Based on this particular view, AVSI has developed in Ecuador an Educational Project and Social Reintegration for Person Deprived of Liberty (PDL).
Funded by Cisco Networking Academy, managed by AVSI Ecuador and developed by the Ministry of Justice, Human Rights and Services in collaboration with ESPE University, the program is designed to generate work opportunities related to technology from within the Ecuadorian prison system. As part of the project, on September 7, 2017, AVSI and its partners inaugurated a video conference center inside the Social Rehabilitation Center (SRC) Regional Cotopaxi, where prisoners will be able to talk with their family members, lawyers and learn IT skills.
“To see this project implemented brings me great joy, because it’s a model for the prison system at a national level,“ celebrated Teresa Coba, Sub-secretary of Social Rehabilitation, Reintegration and Precautionary Measures for Adults during the video conference center inauguration. “In addition to offering various services, the center will help strengthen family’s ties, it’s a pioneer project. It shows that we are working well.”
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