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Healing and Rebuilding in Burundi

Published: June 9, 2023


Recent News from the African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams

At Innovations in Peacebuilding - Healing and Rebuilding our Community (IPB/HROC), the New Year 2023 came with renewed strengths and crowds of women who visit our office searching for our services.

Two workshops took place in February, three days each. Two men and thirty-eight women participated, and nine children came with their mothers. Many of the workshop participants were former street sellers who lost their jobs as a result of new governmental regulations. (For example, the Burundi government recently banned the selling of fried maize by street vendors.)

The purpose of the workshops. Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC) workshops provide an opportunity and a platform for people to learn about trauma and start their healing journey.

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from Icishantse E. Rodrigue, Friends Peace Teams (6/2/2023)