A social entrepreneurship activity was launched today in the Therapeutic Community “Catharsis” within Penitentiary No. 9 – Pruncul. This activity consists in breeding quails and it represents the first social business in the entire penitentiary system of the Republic of Moldova. Thus, 300 quails were delivered into the specially equipped spaces of the Therapeutic Community “Catharsis”, which will be raised with the care of the community residents, who have already been remotely trained in this field.
The innovative project is implemented by P.O. “Positive Initiative” with the support of Penitentiary No. 9 – Pruncul and the financial support of Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ). This activity expands the employment opportunities of detainees, allows the initiation of learning activities in action, the development of detainees’ working abilities and the obtaining of new resources for educational and reintegration programs.
Today’s event represents an important step towards the development of the social business in penitentiaries and the increase of the quality of correctional programs in the penitentiary system of the Republic of Moldova. The project is implemented in the framework of the Grant Agreements with Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe and the German Agency for International Cooperation.