Medal presented to Fr. Peter Meienberg OSB, Founder Faraja Foundation: 'Good deeds outdo the doers. Fr. Peter to us as a service-you are an eternity' by WYCLIFFE O. OGALLO, CBS, Commissioner General of Kenya Prisons Service.

Human Rights and Advocacy Project

Fr. Peter Meienberg, Mfariji wa Wafungwa Project

The project, “Fr. Peter Meienberg, Mfariji wa Wafungwa”, is a legacy project conceptualized and funded by our founder, Fr. Peter Meienberg and his family and implemented by Faraja Foundation in collaboration with the Kenya Prisons Service. The objective is to facilitate a condusive environment for effective rehabilitation. In 2010, through the founder, Faraja Foundation donated 700 beds to imprisoned women at Langata Women Maximum Prison and another 250 beds donated in 2018 to imprisoned women at Nakuru Women Prison. Fr. Peter Meienberg, in December of 2020, was honored with the Coat of Arms of  by the Commissioner General of Prisons, Mr. Wycliffe Ogallo, CBS for his passion and noble work in the many human rights interventions within the Kenya Prisons Service through Faraja Foundation. On this day, we will celebrate his noble gesture to gift all the women correctional institutions in Kenya with beds.

Globally, more than half a million women and girls are in prison serving a sentence following conviction, or awaiting trial and therefore presumed innocent. Criminal justice systems routinely overlook the specific needs of these women and girls, who represent an estimated 29% of national prison populations. Faraja Foundation observing the United Nations Bangkok Rules has been addressing  some of  these needs through partnership with the Kenya Prisons service and other like-minded organisations and institutions.

Targetted 40 Women Prison Institutions 100%
Already Reached Out 7%

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Projects Completed

42

Total Projects

2060

Inmates Reached

4060

Targetted Inmates

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Life in prison should be as similar as life in the community.

Fr. Peter Meienberg Legacy Project