Global Communities commissioned us in 2015, on behalf of USAID’s Kenya Tuna Uwezo (KTU) programme, to provide trauma counselling and capacity building workshops to individuals living in disadvantaged informal settlements – representing NGOs, Community Based Organizations, faith based organizations, self-help groups, youth organizations, district peace champions, community policing facilitators, residents, youth workers, community volunteers – of Muslim and Christian faiths. Read more here.
Global Communities on behalf of USAID’/ PEPFAR DREAMS programme in 2016, commissioned trauma healing workshops for 30 adolescent girls and young women.. They came from Kamukunji (Nairobi), St. John’s Community Centre (SJCC) and the Kenya Girl Guide Association (KGGA). Within a year all the participants turned around their lives and became role models in their communities. Read more here.
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In 2009 to 2011, following the post-election violence in 2008 (Kenya), UN WOMEN asked us to select, train and develop 20 women leaders who then went onto establish peace, foster restorative justice, facilitate reconciliation in the 17 communities more impacted by the post election violence. The women reached across party and tribal lines to secure peace and security; played a decisive role in conflict mitigation; helped individuals and groups re-humanize each other; fostered empathy and mutual understanding, formed platforms which sustained healthy inter-community relations; a basis for long term reconciliation. The community impact was considerable, with 5000 confirmed beneficiaries and independently verifiable outcomes. The alumni from this project continue today to assist with cohesion and security of other communities in East Africa. Read our report: Feminenza’s Forgiveness and Reconciliation Counsellor Training Pilot (2010-2011) in Kenya, report to UN WOMEN.
In 2006, shortly after we hosted the Humanity and Gender Conference at the UN Regional HQ in Nairobi and working with some 180 NGOs and CBOs from across the Great Lakes region of Africa, subsequently UNESCO PEER formed a Memorandum of Understanding, engaging us to assist their NGO network with workshops on Gender Respect, Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Leadership. To help with their development, we were fortunate to help find and forward 1100 computers for the NGOs in the network, in addition to supporting schools in their communities.
Charter for Compassion
We believe that a compassionate world is a peaceful world.
We believe that a compassionate world is possible when every man, woman and child treats others as they wish to be treated–with dignity, equity and respect.
We believe that all human beings are born with the capacity for compassion, and that it must be cultivated for human beings to survive and thrive.
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The EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport, within Europe and with its neighbours. In 2018, Erasmus commissioned us, via its youth mobility funding for the professional development of youth workers, to take youth workers from Include Youth, Nidos, Per Esempio, West Wales Domestic Abuse Service, Karma Nirvana, and South Dublin County Partnership through a Trauma Healing Workshop Experience. Full Report for Erasmus + Trauma Healing Workshop Experience.