KENYA

Type of mission

Online Train-the-Trainer in Self-Care and Mental Health Awareness

Step 1: 31 August – 17 September 2020

Where 

Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya

Partner organization

The Turning Point Trust, Uweza Foundation, and Edinboro University

Beneficiaries 

  • 22 key workers (teachers, youth mentors, social workers, counsellors, etc)
  • Working with 500 children and young people in Kibera

Arts Therapists 

Clinical Supervisor: Gretchen Miller
Lead Art Therapists: Sarah Vollmann and Kim Bryan
Programme Supervisor: Dr Penelope Orr
Edinboro University Art Therapy Graduate Interns: Angela Bossut and Sara-Jane Asman

Donors

Background

For Step 1, 22 staff from The Turning Point Trust and Uweza Foundation were trained. They included teachers, social workers, youth workers, football coaches, counsellors, mentors and educational support staff, working with 500+ children and adolescents in Kibera and their families. The beneficiaries attended the sessions either from their homes or from the main office of the organisations.

The overall objectives of the Kibera mission Step 1 were:

  1. To provide an online Self-Care module and Visual Journal training for teachers and support staff, to strengthen their mental health resilience and coping skills in response to the difficulties being experienced in Kibera and additional COVID-19 concerns.
  2. To provide a bespoke Train-the-Trainer (TTT) module online to equip teachers and support staff with knowledge of mental health and trauma care through the use of art therapy tools and techniques which can be used to support the children during COVID-19 lockdowns and when they return to the primary school and other activities.

emotional, practical and healing support to anyone affected by cancer.

Faraja Cancer Support Trust was founded in 2010 wih the aim of providing

emotional, practical and healing support to anyone affected by cancer.

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Type of mission:

Community outreach

Step 1: 4 – 7 April, 2016

Step 2: 3 – 6 Sep, 2016

Step 3: 7 – 11 Nov, 2016

Step 1: 31 August – 17 September 2020

Where 

Nairobi, Kenya

Partner organization

Faraja Cancer Support

Art Therapist

Grace Ong

Beneficiaries

27 Trainees and 100 patients

Donors

Vandenborre Family

Background

Faraja Cancer Support Trust was founded in 2010 with the aim of providing emotional, practical and healing support to anyone affected by cancer.

Working alongside several institutions and hospitals such as Moving Cultures and Kenyatta National, Faraja offers cancer patients and their carers conventional treatments like radiotherapy, chemotherapy and complementary therapies like counselling. They wish to take their patients beyond medical treatment through offering them a holistic approach to cope with the challenges of cancer.

The objectives of the mission was:

  • To offer training and experiential highlighting the inherent therapeutic benefits of arts
  • Implement visual journaling as a self-care tool
  • Guide and supervise the trainees in their work with children, supporting the inculcation of arts in their practice
  • The exploratory trip aims to link up with medical professionals in Kenya to explore the benefits of Arts Therapy for children undergoing cancer treatment.

010 with the aim of providing

emotional, practical and healing support to anyone affected by cancer.

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Our work here

Number of missions: 2

Global impact in Kenya: 27 trainees, 100 patients, 22 key workers (teachers, youth mentors, social workers, counsellors), working with 500 children and youths

Partners:

Programmes: Community outreach, Train-the-Trainer