Emily Dewar-Langridge teaches young offenders at Feltham prison, and has won an award for the difference she’s made to students. Here, she explains her role.
Emily writes: "I’ve been a teacher at Feltham prison – an institution for young male offenders – for two years now. I work with 15 to 18-year-olds, but only a few of them stay with us throughout those years. The average sentence served here is about four months, so the group changes frequently....." You can read more about challenges and opportunities encountered and the hope this teacher sees in who she works with, in the newspaper article online HERE.
Wherever we might find ourselves in life, we always have the chance through education and support, to make a fresh start...to work towards fulfilling our God-given potential.
Education has the power to turn our lives around, even when we might feel lost or broken...
Education can give help us to see a silver lining to build a brighter future, even when the present moment feels cloudy and hopeless...
Have you been inspired by this teacher's story? what could you do in your church or as an individual Christian to make a difference for education in prisons?
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