Inauguration of the University of Panama's Annex Programme in the Female Rehabilitation Centre
On September 2, 2013, the General Directorate of the Prison System, in conjunction with the University of Panama, and with the technical and financial support of the project "Supporting Prison Reform in Panama" of UNODC ROPAN, inaugurated the University Annex Programme in the Women's Rehabilitation Centre. This programme will be piloted with the initial participation of 70 female inmates, and will include the following technical courses: Bilingual Communication with an Emphasis on Call Centres; Clothing and Apparel; and Community Development.
This programme constitutes an historic milestone for the country and the region. It is designed to allow the prison population to access university education, thus raising its academic and cultural level, and contributing directly to social reintegration.