Empower

Engaging the world’s problems through
healing-centered peacebuilding.

Our Approach

We are uniquely positioned in the gap between peacebuilding, mental health and development, drawing on evidence of what works in each of these fields to deliver a powerful, integrated approach that has demonstarted impact.

Our Approach

We are uniquely positioned in the gap between peacebuilding, mental health and development, drawing on evidence of what works in each of these fields to deliver a powerful, integrated approach that has demonstarted impact.

Our Numbers

4

Countries

937

Leaders Trained WebR

168

Volunteers

3645

Weekly Community Healing Sessions

14,243

Direct Participants

95,934

Total Participants

Stories

Mama Zuria’s Story

Captain Suleiman Kombo’s Story

Rehema Abdala’s story

Ahmed Ibrahim’s Story

Our Niche

We democratize access to justice-centered, peer-led resources to support emotional health and wellbeing, healing and resilience

Building trauma-informed and healing-centered approaches, disrupting community violence, acknowledging collective trauma, engaging peer support groups, in order for people to own their own healing agendas.
A dynamic training program was created to support workforces right now. Aims to equip them with the knowledge, self-understanding, and practical coping mechanisms to deal with the stresses of life, in the workplace and beyond.
Healing in the African context requires a holistic model utilizing cultural resources, individual agency through peer support circles promoting social and emotional wellbeing.
96%
96%

Our Programs

Our environment is complex. We target unstable regions and conflict zones, yet we have had the ability to operate and fulfill objectives. In Kenya our programming has grown to be a unique social movement driven by local network partners. The community and police programs develop peer support groups. The programming incorporates low-resource methods building upon cultural practices and traditions. The methodology uses local folktales, case studies, and artwork allowing participants to easily connect and understand complex ideas. The programs are volunteer based focusing on providing a safe space for participants to explore issues of violence, the effects of trauma, social healing and dialogue. Key participants include youth leaders, at-risk youth, women’s groups, GBV survivors, religious leaders, disabled groups like the hearing-impaired, and the business community. Emphasis is given to narratives which help individuals and groups break the “cycles of violence”, developing community led peace initiatives. Leadership at all levels is engaged in an effort to support the break-away from a victimhood mentality.

Our Impact

We research the communities we serve to better understand their contexts and to monitor and evaluate the impact of our programs. Our team is collecting data in under-researched, hard-to-reach areas where the experiences of these populations highlight the importance of trauma as a critical variable to conflict transformation.
Our post-intervention findings show positive changes in attitudes, with decreases in levels of distress and post-traumatic stress symptoms.
We have a comprehensive collection of videos, articles and publications.

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Resources

Contact Us

For any inquiries please email
info@green-string.org