Training on Trauma and Recovery in Sierra Leone

Location: Sierra Leone, Africa
Duration: 2004 – 2006
Partners: Caritas International
Staff involved: David Becker, Sibylle Rothkegel
Links: www.caritas-international.de
Status: finished

OPSI developed a training curriculum on „Trauma and Recovery“ for pre-school teachers in Sierra Leone mandated by Caritas International. OPSI helped train participants to develop their own trauma concepts that were relevant to their own context. These and trauma work were then integrated into normal teaching activities.
The training was experiential and offered a space for teachers to reflect on their own needs and difficulties.
OPSI worked in cycles of 3 weeks, twice a year. The project started in 2004 and ended in 2006.