While June 2017-December 2019 was dedicated at the proof-of-concept pilot project at a small scale, we aim at expand the community-based social healing model to 3 districts with the highest trauma-related mental health disorders including PTSD, Depression, Anxiety disorders, substance abuse and somatization by the end of 2022. We will have trained 1560 Community Healing Assistants and served directly 25,200 people living with traumas in Rwanda.
Decreasing by at least 50% the rate of PTSD, Depression, Anxiety disorders, substance abuse and somatization in the area of intervention, improve the quality of life and social functioning of the beneficiaries.
Demonstrating the effectiveness of the community-based social healing in addressing depression, PTSD and anxiety and make it a foundation for scale up in Rwanda and other African countries, especially the African Great Lakes Region
Engaging with strategic stakeholders including the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Youth, Rwanda Unity and Reconciliation Commission, and other key stakeholders including civil society organization for a policy dialogue.