This 03 Day Workshop, facilitated by Wango Y. Bennaka and George V. Minang of Mission 21, ran from Sunday the 18th to Wednesday the 21st of October 2020 in the premises of La Verna Spiritual Center, Foncha Street Bamenda.
It had as participants, some of our project beneficiaries (amongst them Internally Displaced Persons), Justice and Peace Commissions members, and Staff of the Justice and Peace Service.
Characterized by experience sharing, group works, daily prayers and evaluation, the workshop had as objectives to help participants know the Differentiate between Trauma and Stress, Understand the causes, symptoms and effects of Trauma, Know the different types of Trauma, Understand the different responses to trauma, be able to understand what happens when trauma is ignored, and what Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is all about.
- While they departed very refreshed, especially with the effects of the ongoing armed conflict in English Speaking Cameroon, participants expressed gaining knowledge which has built their capacities to a level where they are more resilient (bounced back) and are willing to help others back in their families and communities to be able to manage stress and trauma as a contribution to building a stable, balanced and centered society.
Individual, as well as group action plans were elaborated as a commitment to effectively transmit the message of the workshop to other stakeholders living in the war torn communities of the Archdiocese. These will be put into effect in the days ahead, and monitoring and evaluation will follow suit, with possibilities of scaling up as need arises.