Kahaila’s project, Essence (previously known as Kahaila-Reflex) exists to work with young women in prison and the community helping them to discover their worth and the power they have to change their lives.

Our dedicated team of Outreach Workers deliver non-formal education programmes, resettlement support and mentoring: equipping young women, in prison and in the community, with the resources for their next steps and for positive change.


“Every human being is worth more than the worst thing they’ve done. All life has dignity, guilty life too.”

- Sister Helen Prejaan