Wednesday, December 07, 2011

I have a dream

I have a dream. It is far fetched and totally possible. If only, I had enough money. Will you fund me?
I have always been intrigued by the idea of a non profit company. An industry that does good without relying on outside sources of money. Studying criminology has only strengthened this aspiration. And now, it has more form and shape than ever. (Of course, there is still a long way to go)
The idea is to start a prison industry. No, that is not a place where prisons are manufactured. Rather, an industry that functions within the prison. Yes, there are already many of those already. But this goes one step further. Not only, are they trained and given employment within the prison but when they get out, a similar set up outside gives them the same job for a period of a year. They are given accommodation and a job. It will function as a half way house. They have training, they have a job for a year.
Once the year is up, they are "let go" into the world with a letter of recommendation and experience. They are ready to fight this cruel world.
What this industry will do is a big question and that is yet to be answered. But if I have so come so far with this, I hope I will go all the way....
What do you think?


krist0ph3r said...

that is indeed an awesome dream. but before you ask for funds, think about what you need them for - what sort of work will the people do, what facilities will they need to be provided, how much will it cost you to manage it (you'll possibly need to hire people, how much will they cost you), and so on.

approach people with that plan.

not everyone can give you money, but some people might be ready to give you premises for some part of the day, some people may be ready to pitch in with management skills and guidance, someone may be ready to help you sell their output... all that drives down your cost. and then finally, i'm sure that people will be happy to fund the gap once they see that you have the plan to back your awesome cause :)

all the best!

Scribbling Gal said...

wow I am way proud of u today :)

I wanna start a non profit company someday but for me the idea to concertize will take time :)

I hope ur dreams come true :)

Nimue said...

I will help with what (too small i guess though) I can. Only one thing - the person being helped should be worthy of it !!

RV said...

Kris, Of course. There are a lot of logistics involved of course. But well, one can dream.

SG, Thanks. :D :D

Nimue, Yay. Thanks.