The organization works in one of the prisons in the capital and visits and accompanies the youths who stay there - often for short periods and usually for minor crimes. These youths have access to school or vocational trainings in prison. However, their stay, on average between four and eight months, is not long enough for them to complete their education programme. And after their release there is often no follow-up on the curriculum followed in prison.
LYDIE will offer 30 youths released from prison a special program from 2022 to 2024. Most of these youths all come from families living in extreme poverty. LYDIE's social workers provide tailor-made support, in consultation with the youth and the family. The aim is to restore and strengthen the bonds between the youths and their families, so that they can live in good harmony at home again. At the same time, every youth is given the opportunity to complete their current training at an internship in the city. Parents also receive help to increase their income.