According to a recent BBC news item, young men and women jailed in Senegal are taking classes in fencing once a week.

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CNN news

Many elements of this story illustrate aspects of Social Role Valorization and PASSING, such as valued roles in the domain of leisure, competency and image enhancement, positive expectations, relevant appearance and possessions, etc.

While elements of the program could be improved in terms of SRV principles (e.g., the funding source is a charity named Pour le sourire d’un enfant [for an infant’s smile], the activity is essentially segregated), it also demonstrates the power of valued roles to open the door to the good things of life, such as better health, learning, opportunities to develop one’s skills, to be treated with respect, etc.).

Posted on November 29, 2017 at 11:35 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink
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