Second-Chance Arts Exhibition and Auction
Samoa Police, Prisons and Corrections Services held its first Second-Chance Arts Exhibition and Auction last week on Friday 10th of March, 2023.
The Second-Chance Arts Exhibition is part of an initiative that was instigated by his Honourable, Justice Vui Clarence Nelson during his visit back in 2022. It is known to help facilitate and develop an Advanced Art class at the Tanumalala prison for educative purposes, motivate change in behavior; as well as up-skilling inmates (both men and women) with advanced artistic skills.
The audience consisted of the Diplomatic Corp members and the business community. The invited guests were astonished by the talent of the inmates and how they articulated their feelings and thoughts in paintings.
Deputy Commissioner Leiataua Samuelu Afamasaga for Prisons, on behalf of Samoa Police, Prisons & Corrections Services’ Commissioner and Executive, extended a warm thank you to all the key partners and supporters that made this event possible namely, the British High Commissioner to Samoa UK in Samoa David Ward and the British High Commission, Hon. Justice Vui Clarence Nelson, SSAB APIA SAMOA CEO- Tofilau Fiti Leung Wai, her management and staff, Taumeasina Island Resort, SPPCS partners and the community for their ongoing support.
More than $10,000 talā was raised during the event, with the utmost regard, that the proceeds will go into the continuing rollout of this invaluable rehabilitation program.