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