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personal transformation and participatory approach in peace building and adult learning in the rural community

train and empower the community for personal and community transformation and peace building in families and comunity

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Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)

Our community has gone through a lot of wars and they experienced a lot of abductions causing trauma. The community is that is not sensitive to their needs of these challenged people and they have no knowledge of what they are going through. families are breaking off, girls are forced to marry young but just yielding violence. The community is UN healthy, most especially for the girls who have come back from captivity With children the community did not give them good reception so condition forced them to marry because they had no place to stay with their children.
 Now they are facing with injustices, and their rights are violated by their husbands, their children are not accepted and they are facing a lot of Domestic violence from their husbands. Their children have become violent in the community and causing insecurity they have no proper homes. We feel that these children and their mothers need empowerment. We have started counseling and training psych-educating them and the community in personal and group transformation and participatory peace building ,and adult learning \strategies so that they can work as a team , respect human dignity and be responsible people in the community

Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)

the children, youth and perpetrators, maginalised and the all community

How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)

we are using the perpetrators and community to bring peace and we use personal and group training for transformation. then Adult learning strategy.
Use the very victims to solve their problem.of violence and injustices

Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)

  • Pilot: I have started to implement the idea as a whole with a first set of real users.
  • Majority Adoption: I have expanded the pilot significantly and the program product or service has been adopted by the majority of our intended user base.

Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)

its a nonprofit organization that empowers the disadvantaged children and women in the society.
these are the people we are have trained and are now ready to be advocates of human rights and peace building.
http://bishopasilicentre.blogspot.ug/ our blog

Expertise in sector

  • 5-7 years
  • 7+ years

Organization Filing Status

  • Yes, we are a registered non-profit.

In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.

the plight of the women and children after the war and injustices they were going through and a lot of trauma.

Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).

when we trained the first group on peace building and personal transformation there was a postive response,every body in the community participated.

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

the religious leaders,government leaders and organization with the same interest. then the community and marginalized themselves.

Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)

we already have the vulneetees ,the children ,maginalised women and men who are reaching out. no more maginalised and perpetrators, we used participatory approach to this challenge

Geographic Focus

Africa, Uganda, Lira Ngetta

How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)

8month to one year

Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)

  • No

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Photo of Marnie Glazier
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This is a very inspiring project! I'd love to hear more about the peace building and personal transformation workshops. We are using theatre to build bridges and bring peace and I've also worked in nonviolent communication. Very interested in what you're doing!

Photo of Ashley Tillman
Team

Florence Osara wonderful to have you in the Challenge and Marnie Glazier great question! I'd also be curious to learn more about your workshops what's worked and been successful and what have you learned to date?