TRAINING of TRAINERS, UGANDA
In November, 2022 we inaugurated our Gender Based Violence Awareness and Advocacy Training for Trainers program. first group of Gender Based Violence Trainers in Kampala, Uganda. The eight graduates went through a vigorous 12 hour training course and are now out in the community, sharing what they know with men and women that they encounter.
Since 2020, we have been working with Abundant Life Ministries in Malawi, to educate rural populations about forms of abuse that are affecting their personal and public lives. Through supportive trainings we have empowered Malawian people to make changes that have positively affected not just their personal lives but entire communities.
Respect. Empower. Support. Trust. These are the key ingredients for improved relationships and we have living proof of that in Malawi.
TRAINING OF TRAINERS, MALAWI - April, 2024
In April, 2024 we hope to take a group of trainers to Malawi for IN-PERSON training of about 140 people - men, women, youth, pastors, teachers, chiefs...
Our planned October trip had to be postponed due to illness.
We are seeking funds for this work, so if you feel led to do so, please follow the link to DONATE! We do supply tax reeipts for all donations over $25.
TRAININGS in OKANAGAN HIGH SCHOOLS and YOUTH PROGRAMS
Due to the success of our first high school training last Fall, as well as the overwhelming need to reach teens before abuse takes a foothold in their lives, we hope to venture into Public and Private schools this year.
TRAININGS IN WORKPLACES:
Coercive behavior and bullying can occur in any work environment. Educating your staff can help prevent the behavior and empower your employees to develop and maintain a healthy working environment for all.
TRAINING IN FAITH-BASED COMMUNITIES
Sadly a good deal of abuse occurs in faith-based communities. Righting false theology and educating clergy, staff and congregants on the dynamics of abuse, as well as how to deal with victims and abusers, is VITAL for the future health of the faith community. (As we have people with a Christian background in our organization this is the community with which we feel most comfortable working. If you are part of another faith-based community, please contact us and we will see how we can best serve you.)
TRAININGS in the QUEER COMMUNITY
Not only does the Queer community experience abuse from outside their community but abusive behavior also seethes within the community. We will work with individuals and communities as a whole towards understanding and eliminating at least one degree of oppressive behavior.