In July 2016, the project “Assurer la formation des formateurs sur l’approche NET dans la prise en charge en sante mentale des survivants des VSBG” was launched, a two-year project in the regions of North and South Kivu. It is part of a major project of the Fonds Social de la Republique Democratique de Congo (FSDRC) with the aim of establishing sustainable care structures for victims of sexual violence with NET training and supervision in order to improve the situation of those affected in the long term.
In 22 months of project duration, 10 training workshops were conducted. With the support of vivo NET trainers who flew to the Congo for this task, the first NET trainings were conducted on site. In a second step, the best workshop participants (counsellors) were further trained to become master counsellors or supervisor counsellors in a third step, according to the Train the Trainer model. Supervisions on site at the trained NET Counsellors, interventions and meetings in the team and with the project partners take place regularly. Under the project management of vivo member Dr. Katy Robjant, the project is now on solid footing and several hundred NET therapies in the North and South Kivu region have been successfully completed.
The team – consisting of project management, project management assistant, interpreters, counsellor, master and supervisor counsellor, doctoral students, students and interns – can be very proud of the successful project. This project may be continued for at least one year and negotiations are already underway.