IRCT carries out workshop for experts in rehabilitation of torture victims in Kigali18-06-2012
Nine experts in psycho-medical rehabilitation of victims of torture and violence in the countries of the sub region of the Great Lakes benefited from a IRCT-supported training workshop that took place from 21 to 24 May 2012, in Kigali, Rwanda.
The session, which is part of IRCT’s Great Lakes project funded by the European Union, allowed participants from partner organisations and persons associated with the project to deepen the feeling of unity among themselves and develop their capacity to assist beneficiaries.
The themes developed by the facilitator Danie Botha, chairman of the board of the Namibian Peace Centre, an IRCT member, focused on care for caregivers, organisational aspects, team management and leadership skills, as well as effective response to change.
According to Mr Danie Botha, the workshop promoted a sense of commitment to the project helping to further the project goals, i.e. to relieve and restore psycho-medically victims of torture and violence in the countries of the Great Lakes region.
Ms Soraya Martinez, project coordinator at the IRCT, expressed her satisfaction with the active participation of the seminarians. She was optimistic about achieving the objectives of the workshop. “The challenges are about to be overcome in favour of direct beneficiaries and their communities.”, she said.
For Irene Musayidire, from Uyisenga N'Manzi of Rwanda, also an IRCT member, “the Kigali workshop was beneficial to participants who have acquired skills, methods and processes for effective management of teamwork and to improve communication between all parts involved in this project.”
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