AVP: In Rwanda, AVP is conducting six workshops in six resettlement
communities for Hutu and Tutsi Rwandans who were recently expelled from
Tanzania. They are also doing a series of workshops in remote villages
of Eastern Province where the wounds from the genocide are still festering.
In Kenya, due
to the violence after the December 27, 2007 elections, AVP in western
plans are to conduct 200 basic, advanced, and training for facilitator
workshops in various communities. Many of these workshops will involve
the young people who were involved in much of the local violence after
the election. Sites may include Kisii, Kisumu, and Bondo in Nyanza
Province; Shinyalu, Kakamega, the Mt Elgon area, Lugari District, Malava
District and Vihiga District in Western Province; and Turbo, Eldoret
and Kitale in Rift Valley Province. Each site will have ten or more
workshops so that each area can be adequately impacted.
In Burundi, HROC is concentrating its work in three up-country sites.
They are also developing a special workshop for HIV+ women and
a second level, Healing of Memories, workshop.
In Rwanda, HROC plans on developing a workshop geared for teenagers
and a second for youth in their twenties. These will be done with the
of the Women in Dialogue program of the Friends Peace House. They are
also beginning workshops with the Batwa, the third, minority ethnic
group in Rwanda.
After AGLI began the HROC program in North Kivu of the Democratic Republic
of the Congo last year, HROC-North Kivu will use its trained Healing
Companions to do basic HROC workshops in internally displaced camps.
AGLI is planning five workcamps for summer 2009 - FWA clinic in Kamenge,
Burundi; Friends Peace Centre in Lubao, Kenya; building homes in Lugari
District, Kenya; Gisenyi Peace Center in Gisenyi, Rwanda on the border
with Congo; and, the Bududa Vocational Institute and Children of Hope
orphanage in Bududa, Uganda.
Association: One of the AGLI workcamps will complete
the last three rooms needed for the clinic to be recognized by the Government
as an approved full clinic. FWA is working with HROC to develop the HIV+
workshop. They continue to work with local HIV+ women (and some men)
and do regular medical work for the surrounding population.
Talks in 2008:
David Zaremkba on Violence in Kenya, March 2 to 18
Adrien Niyongabo on HROC in Burundi, March 6 to April 6
Florence Ntakarutimana on HROC in Burundi, June to July
Theoneste Bizimana on HROC in Rwanda, July to August
Getry Agizah on AVP in Kenya, October to November