Musanze HROC Basic Workshop
Introduction: After being trained in the HROC IT, to prepare new HROC facilitators. This is one of the three groups that were to do apprentice workshops.
Dates: 22nd to 24/07/2019
Participants:16 all woman
Facilitators: Leon Mkangya Alenga, Harushimana Augustin, Furaha Joyce Croiyance, Adrien Alubaelo, Lianness Lung’aho, Francois Nzirorera(lead facilitator), Mukazayire Immaculee as an interpreter.
Description of the participants and why they needed this workshop: These are widows from one of the Evangelical Friends Church members., from the same area, of Musanze District. They have been living with trauma for so many years, and couldn’t find any way to help them express their grief.
1.Devotha NYIRANTUYENABO: I use to blame and isolate myself, for living with other woman that have their husband, and could even feel bad when they start talking. I even use to stop my children from playing with theirs. Now I know it’s because I am traumatized, and thank you for helping me realize my trauma. I am going to start changing some of the things I use to do to help myself.
2.Noella: Know I know what trauma is, and its consequences. I have lost my husband 6 months back, and use to cry a lot, but in hiding because I thought crying is a sign of weakness. Thank you so much, for helping me to help myself.
3. Francoise MUKANDORI: These three day of the workshop brought me back to a joy in my life. I use to keep quiet when facing a problem. I didn’t know that sharing is healing. I am feeling released after sharing with you.