YiP celebrates 200 YiPmade Alumni: special discount on Freedom Lamp

9 October 2018
December 2018 marks the third anniversary of the YiPmade Vocational Skills Centre in Malawi. The centre started as a small initiative with 12 young ex-offenders learning to weld and fabricate Freedom Lamps. Dutch artist Joep van Lieshout collaborated with the young makers to design the lamp.

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Their enthusiasm and commitment resulted in 250 unique and hand-crafted Freedom Lamps. Supported by Young in Prison, more than 200 young (ex-) offenders will graduate from the centre this year.

To celebrate this milestone and encourage the young makers in Malawi – Young in Prison is launching a special campaign to acquire a Freedom Lamp with a €200 discount until 6 January 2019. 

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“I am what I am today because of the encouragement, knowledge and skills I received during my training at the YiPmade Vocational Skills Centre. When I graduated from the YiPmade vocational skills centre, I managed to secure a job at a welding and fabrication shop where my skills are being appreciated. Today I am a workshop supervisor and can confidently say I have that it takes to live a positive life.” – Michael Phiri, YiPmade Vocational Skills Center graduate.

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