As written by Emily Gould, co-director of the African Peace Partners:
Construction on the Ihumure Peace Center in Rwanda will begin in August thanks to a kick off grant from the Edwards Mediation Academy. The Center is a first of its kind in that it integrates trauma recovery, dispute resolution and cooperative economic self – sufficiency programs. In addition to serving the Rwandan community around it, the Center is envisioned as a training center for community mediators in Rwanda and also nearby Congo. Building on the gift from Edwards Mediation Academy, African Peace Partners, a US based non-profit that supports Ihumure, is embarking on a capital campaign to raise fund to finish the building in 2016. You can learn more about trauma informed mediation in Rwanda and Ihumure’s remarkable successes at a Reception at Hastings Law School on March 2 from 5 – 7 PM. Come be inspired by remarkable people in Rwanda and in the U.S who demonstrate the capacity of the human spirit to heal and build peace.