Essau Elly Okello, WOES – Walking On Egg Shells
The Walking On Egg Shells initiative seeks to promote progressive re-integration of ex-prisoners in their communities through micro-blogging and other social media platforms that will highlight their struggles to fit into the community. This communication will unravel the journey from the first day they were released from prison in an effort to confront stigma, bring about acceptance and to avoid the situation whereby they feel like they are walking on eggs shells because everyone looks at them suspiciously once they know that they were once offenders. They will use this opportunity to market their skills, talents and create online conversation networks. The project also supports them to start small businesses in their community.