Nov 282012

CFSC partner AGLI is holding a number of speaking events, workcamps, and a training program. Note that all events will be taking place in the US.


Place: Mutaho, Burundi
Dates: Saturday, June 22 to Saturday, July 27, 2013

Host Partner: REMA, a group of about 50 women (Hutu, Tutsi, and Twa) from Mutaho Friends Church led by Pastor Sara Gakobwa. The name, REMA, means “be comforted, do not get discouraged.”Learn more on page 23 of After the Guns Have Stopped at

Objective: The Work Camp Team of up to six international and six Burundian work campers will build guest rooms for the REMA Women’s Group Center.

Cost: $2,300 plus airfare.

Contact Dawn Rubber at for more information.

International Training for Healing and Rebuilding Our Community Facilitators

Dates: July 21 to August 10, 2013

Location: Gisenyi, Rwanda

Objective: To bring together up to twenty-five participants from various countries throughout the world in order to conduct a professional training for the participants to become facilitators of the Healing and Rebuilding Our Community program.

Language of instruction: English, but translators will be available if needed.

By the end of the HROC training, the participant

  • will be able to facilitate a three day basic HROC workshop.
  • will have a basic understanding of personal and community trauma and how they interact in situations of violent conflict
  • will be able to lead small and large group discussions, role plays, guided meditation, and light and livelies.
  • will be able to understand and respond to trauma and its symptoms and effects on individuals.
  • will be able to work with family, friends, and neighbors on methods to heal the local community’s trauma.
  • will be able recognized as a peace leader in the home community with specialize skills.

Cost: $800 per person including in-country travel, food, accommodation, and training costs.

Items that are not included are international travel, visa fees, accommodation in Nairobi before or after training, personal expenses, and cost of translator if needed.

Deadline for application: June 9, 2013 or until full. Contact


David Bucura: The Impact of Healing and Rebuilding Our Community, The Impact of Transformative Mediation in Central Africa, and The Impact of Children’s Peace Libraries in Rwanda.  March 14 to 17, 2013 – Morgantown, IN and  April 26 to 28 – Baltimore, MD.

Theoneste Bizimana: Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities will discuss the methodology developed in Rwanda in 2003, which has successfully brought together genocide survivors and perpetrators. Healing Companions discussion will explain the methodology used to train individuals to help those around them in serving as compassionate guides through the process of trauma healing.  April 24 and 25, 2013 – Boise, ID.

Florence Ntakarutimana: Peace Villages and Democracy Groups in Burundi, Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities models in schools.  May 4 to 5, 2013 – Olympia, WA, May 12 –  Bethesda, MD, May 16 to 18 – St. Louis, MO, May 24 to 27 – Miami, FL.

More speaking dates are being organized. Friends interested in trying to arrange for one in their area should contact Dawn Rubber at

For more information please visit AGLI’s website: