Counselling for 15 women refugees in South Africa

 
$7,525
$0
Raised
Remaining
Dec 2, 2009

Healing of Memories

Healing of memories workshops provide a creative and experiential outlet for refugee women to overcome feelings of anger, hatred, prejudice and guilt.

The two and a ½ days spent together is an opportunity for these women to tell their stories in a caring and respectful atmosphere, to be listened to, and to have painful experiences acknowledged.

Tolerance of individual differences is important amongst this group, particularly as many are faced with prejudices on a daily basis. It is important that our communities learn about each other and in that way be brought together.

Often the fight between refugees and South African citizens is interpreted as being a fight for resources. Throughout the time spent together, everyone felt strongly that a sense of solidarity, togetherness, trust and belonging is what is needed in communities.

Our sincere thank you goes to you for your donations to the healing of memories workshops for refugee women. Your support contributes importantly to the healing process that makes a tremendous difference to these women’s lives.

We welcome your questions &/or feedback regarding any aspect of this project.

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Project Leader

Michael Lapsley

Director
Cape Town, Western Province South Africa

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