*AFP file photo
*AFP file photo

Imagine Bermuda and Chewstick have joined forces on a collaborative pilot project at Westgate, marking the Anniversary of the Release of Nelson Mandela from prison.  

After showing the documentary film ‘Nelson Mandela: The Fight for Freedom’, they engaged in-mates in group discussion relating Madiba’s story to their own lives. The film revealed how his long imprisonment on Robben Island facilitated his personal transformation.  

A spokesperson said: “It was apparent that these men appreciated the connections that were being made, on that significant date. We intend to visit Westgate on a monthly basis with the programme’s goal being inspirational and educational. 

The aim is to supplement the wonderful  efforts of other groups such as Prison Fellowship. One idea coming out of our first session, is to initiate a Pen-Pal system. The organizations are looking for members of the public who would like to take on a pen-pal from Westgate.

Those interested in the Pen-Pal initiative should contact info@chewstick.org