Welcome to Friends for the Support of International Prisoners. We are a charity based in Ireland and working with qualified therapists throughout Europe to provide desperately needed therapeutic services with prisoners doing time inside African prisons.
Prisoners in Africa are in urgent need of psychotherapy, counselling and many other services. Although sessions with Clinical Psychologists are provided for a small number of prisoners (by local volunteers in need of extra help), there is a serious lack of the level of support needed to help prisoners truly reflect and make changes in their lives.
The inmates we work with need help understanding where they went wrong or what exactly happened to them; and in some cases working through issues such as anger, abandonment, abuse, torture, relationship breakdowns and illnesses that have begun whilst in prison.
We are currently recruiting qualified Psychotherapists for Lome Central Prison in Togo, a tiny country bordering Ghana, Benin and Burkina Faso. The national language is French, but we help prisoners from all over the world who have been imprisoned in Lome.
Our mission is to start small, do great work, and benefit more and more people over time – prisoners and therapists alike. Working in a prison is a huge challenge, but an extremely rewarding one.