Participants/trainers at HROC training in Rwanda.
REPORT FOR HROC INTERNATIONAL TRAINING
Halo everyone. I am pleased to inform you that I travelled to Musanze District in Rwanda for Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities Training (HROC) which started on 2nd February to 21st February. 2020. We were 9 people from Zimbabwe, Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda and Kenya who were trained to be HROC facilitators.
The training was so enriching we had a workshop with three university students from Musanze and two women from the community and each one of us shared their story after learning what trauma is, stages of trauma, causes and consequences of trauma among many other sub – topics. The facilitators of HROC did a great job as they took us through the training in a very simple and understandable way. The last week we went to the community to do an apprentice workshop. We were divided into three groups. One group trained the church leaders and pastors, another the youth and my group had widows, single women, and those who had faced domestic violence. It was really a great experience, I enjoyed and loved it so much. I felt my dream had come true as I have been longing to get involved in peace work. I would use the skills as indicated earlier in my profile to help the community at large, women facing domestic violence, children in slum areas, parents of children living with disabilities and people in refugee camps through having workshops with the help of other HROC facilitators.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank David Zarembka and all who made it possible for me to attend this noble training through GlobalGiving, May the Almighty God bless you all.
Judith M’maitsi Nandikove