Tag: Rwanda

Karongi Church Empowerment Zone

Project Name Karongi Church Empowerment Zone Project Location Rwanda Project Natures Livelihood Development Church and Community Mobilisation Project Objectives Through training, establish a group of local churches to serve as witnesses of unity in the community and to work together to serve the disadvantaged in the region and to fulfil Integral Mission. Beneficiaries Local church leaders and disadvantaged groups (including malnourished children, and poor farmers) No. of Beneficiaries 1,904 people Key Activities Church Mobilisation – Provide integrated training to local churches and enhance the function of the Church Network Committee to carry out Integral Mission in each community. Economic development – strengthen community savings groups and provide financial management training for participants. Children and youth development – set

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Strengthening Reconciliation Cell Groups to Foster Sustainable Peace

Project Name Strengthening Reconciliation Cell Groups to Foster Sustainable Peace Project Location Rwanda Project Natures Peace and Reconciliation Project Objectives Support peace fellowships formed by community members, enhance the quality of life of members and strengthen the healing of psychological and social trauma after the genocide while maintaining the peaceful relationship of members. Beneficiaries Members and their families in the 14 community peace fellowships No. of Beneficiaries 449 people Key Activities Enhance the post-trauma healing capacity of the community peace fellowship. Train CEDAR’s local partner and local community peace facilitators so that they can use the knowledge and skills they learn to further the journey of repentance and forgiveness of former genocide perpetrators and survivors. Provide a three-day

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‘Give You this Calf as a Mark of Reconciliation’ – Road to Reconciliation after the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

Written by: Edward Lai  (Senior Communications Officer) “I give you this calf as a mark of reconciliation” says Innocent, a survivor in the genocide in Rwanda. He scrubbed the calf’s body with grass, held the rope tied to the neck, and handed it to the “new master” – the one who had tried to kill him with a machete along with other mobs. There are still many clearly visible scars on his face. Among them, there are two cross-shaped scars on the left cheek, one extending from the forehead down to the nostril, and the other from the cheekbones to the right side of the nose. When he lowered his head, there were also many scars come from

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