How many years in prison: 8 months.
Sentenced for: Stealing.
How many earlier sentences: This was my first time.
What did you miss the most in prison: I missed good sleeping space, freedom of association and chance to learn new skills.
Reason for joining YiPmade: This was my only chance to learn at least a survival skill, which was going to assist me in future. When I came to prison I did not have any knowledge of welding, but it had been my wish to learn welding and so this was my golden opportunity.
Talent: Singing, making new friends.
Dream in 5 years: My dream is to become a successful welder in my country to be able to make good materials which will be able to attract even outside market. I also dream of opening up a welding school where I will be teaching youth.
Main learning points at YiPmade Academy: I have learnt to collaborate well with my friends, establishing a business, identifying customers and making marketable products that would attract customers.