Penitentiary Ministry of Faro promotes exhibition of prisoners’ drawings and poetry

With the title “Every child needs to be able to smile”

The team from the Penitentiary Pastoral of the city of Faro is promoting a traveling exhibition of drawings and poetry, by inmates of the Prison Establishment of Faro, until June 2nd, announced the Diocese of Algarve.

“This project not only provides a means of rehabilitation and occupation for inmates, but also serves as a powerful reminder of the transformative potential of art and the importance of social reintegration,” explains the organization, reports the newspaper «Folha do Domingo», from the Algarve diocese.

With the title «Every child needs to be able to smile», this initiative by the Pastoral Penitentiária team in the city of Faro aims to celebrate World Children's Day (June 1st) and raise awareness in the community about the importance of children's rights.

The theme “reflects the importance of ensuring that all children, regardless of circumstances, can have moments of joy and happiness”, highlights the organization.

The team from the Penitentiary Pastoral of the city of Faro highlights that this initiative “is an excellent opportunity” for the community to get involved, “showing solidarity and support for prisoners who, through art, contribute to such a noble cause”.

The traveling exhibition of drawings and poetry by inmates of the Prison Establishment of Faro was inaugurated this Saturday, May 25th, in the São Luís Parish hall, in Faro, with the presence of local authorities, family and friends of the inmates who participated in the project.

“The works on display are the result of a workshop in which inmates had the opportunity to express their emotions and creativity through art”, explains the team from the Pastoral Penitentiária of the city of Faro, about the training that took place between April 6th and May 25th.

From Monday, May 27th, the exhibition can be visited at the main church of São Pedro.

“Entry is free, everyone is welcome to participate and support”, highlights the team from the Pastoral Penitentiária of the city of Faro, adds the Catholic newspaper “Folha do Domingo”.

 



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