Name: Alexander
Age: 21.

How many years in prison: 5 years.

Sentenced for: Stealing money from a neighbour’s house.

How many earlier sentences: This was my first time.

What did you miss the most in prison: I missed most my freedom to do things the way I would have wish to and freedom to get things that I needed.

Reason for joining YiPmade: I joined because I had desire to learn welding skills so that I would open my own business.

Talent: Associating with different people, learning and doing all sorts of different jobs using my hands.

Dream in 5 years: I always dream of becoming a very good citizen to contribute to the development of my country. To work with fellow youth in my area and assisting others acquire the same skills that I will learn in welding so that they too will become successful citizens.

Main learning points at YiPmade Academy: I have learned welding skills. I also have learnt business skills and to live positively with friends.
I want to work with fellow youth so that they too will become successful citizens.

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