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Rwanda

Plans for 2006:

With AVP-Rwanda AGLI will continue with the program begun in November 2005 to conduct 20 AVP workshops in the "hot-spot" area of Nyamata. With AVP-Goma and AVP-Rwanda, AGLI will conduct international AVP workshops with half the participants from Goma, Congo and half from Gisenyi, Rwanda.

The main effort for the year with HROC-Rwanda will be to develop a two-step training program in partnership with the program in Burundi to develop "Healing Companions." Twenty-four local Rwandans will be trained in a two week training to conduct HROC workshops and a second one-week training to learn how to council traumatized individuals. The program will develop a training manual for this that can be used in other situations HROC-Rwanda will also develop the Healing Companion model in the Ruhengeri area. They will also conduct workshops for traumatized students, HIV positive women, survivors of the genocide, and women with husbands in prison

AGLI will continue the workcamps with Rwanda Yearly Meeting building classrooms for the street children's program.

Continuing programs:

With the Friends Peace House as a partner, AGLI will continue the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP-Rwanda) begun in January 2001 and the Healing and Rebuilding Our Community program begun in August 2003.

Completed programs:

In July 2005 with Rwanda Yearly Meeting a Workcamp built classrooms for the street children's program

From October 2003 to March 2005, the Friends Peace House and AGLI with AVP-Rwanda conducted over 100 AVP workshops with Gacaca judges.

In July 2004 with Rwanda Yearly Meeting, a Workcamp built classrooms for the street children's program.

From April to July 2003, with the support from the American Friends Service Committe, the HROC workshop was developed and 25 HROC workshops were conducted in various regions of Rwanda

In February 2003, with support from the American Friends Service Committee, an initial training for 15 Rwandan and 3 Ugandan HROC facilitators was accomplished.

In February 2001, with the Friends Peace House, AVP was introducted in Rwanda.