Trauma Healing w/ 60 Youth Leaders in South Sudan

by Global Trauma Project
Trauma Healing w/ 60 Youth Leaders in South Sudan
Trauma Healing w/ 60 Youth Leaders in South Sudan
Trauma Healing w/ 60 Youth Leaders in South Sudan
Trauma Healing w/ 60 Youth Leaders in South Sudan
Trauma Healing w/ 60 Youth Leaders in South Sudan
Trauma Healing w/ 60 Youth Leaders in South Sudan
Trauma Healing w/ 60 Youth Leaders in South Sudan
Trauma Healing w/ 60 Youth Leaders in South Sudan
Trauma Healing w/ 60 Youth Leaders in South Sudan
Trauma Healing w/ 60 Youth Leaders in South Sudan
Trauma Healing w/ 60 Youth Leaders in South Sudan
Trauma Healing w/ 60 Youth Leaders in South Sudan

Summary

Many youth in South Sudan have grown up surrounded by war, thereby developing a mistrust of others and increased fear & anger. These conditions too often lead to retaliation- perpetuating cycles of hurt & violence. This project will work with 60 youth leaders from 2 warring tribes in Bor & Pibor. Our comprehensive approach includes arts, theater, & storytelling to reduce the harmful effects of trauma, interrupt cycles of violence, and increase reconciliation, empathy, leadership, & connection.

$150
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years

Challenge

Youth in Bor and Pibor, South Sudan are from two tribes entangled in on-going conflict, including cattle-raiding, child abductions, sexual violence, and killing of community members, including women and children. Youth have grown up in a context of war, developing strong feelings of mistrust, anger, and resentment for opposing tribes. This project will support trauma-healing and peace-building by addressing issues related to identity, connection, and empowerment.

Solution

In partnership with Kreative Nile Family (Bor, South Sudan), Global Trauma Project will provide training & mentorship for a team of 60 Youth Leaders in Trauma-Informed Arts Programming for Youth Impacted by War. Youth Leaders will offer arts and theater-based group sessions in Bor & Pibor, focused on healing the detrimental effects of trauma, increasing trust and empathy, reconciliation & relationship-building between the two warring tribes. Sessions will take place weekly for 6 months.

Long-Term Impact

The project will support 60 youth from two neighboring communities, who are engaged in on-going violence. Through engagement in arts & theater-based sessions, the project will reduce a sense of victimization & trauma reactions among youth, increase empathy, trust & positive relationships between the groups, thereby decreasing community violence, & increasing peace-building & development efforts in South Sudan. Youth Leaders will continue to facilitate workshops following the initial training.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Global Trauma Project

Location: Diani - Kenya
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Global Trauma Project
Ilya Yacevich
Project Leader:
Ilya Yacevich
Diani, Kenya

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