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Wednesday, 11 August, 2021

Lillian has countless stories about the impact of the ‘miracle train’, as many call it: the uncontrollable schoolchildren who turned out to need glasses, and later won scholarships; the passive physically challenged children whose faces lit up when they were given crayons; the traditional healers who learnt how to avoid infection and now boast that they are ‘Phelophepa doctors’; the students who worked late into the night when a busload of patients arrived after hours; the student optician who helped his patients choose flattering glasses. ‘Things like that make people feel tall and loved,’ she says. ‘It was not just treating people, it was giving people dignity and self-respect.’

Wednesday, 21 July, 2021

he Creators of Peace (CoP) women's initiative was launched in 1991 at the Initiatives of Change conference centre in Caux, Switzerland by the Hon Anna Abdallah Msekwa of Tanzania, a respected politician and leader of her country's women's organizations. In her inaugural speech, she urged everyone to 'create peace wherever we are, in our hearts, our homes, our workplace and our community. We all pretend that someone else is the stumbling block… Could that someone be myself?'
CoP is now a global network of people working on different continents through Creators of Peace Circles, workshops, personal encounters, community building activities and international conferences

Thursday, 15 July, 2021

A battery production business in a sub-Saharan African country was saved from closure, thanks to the intervention of a well-established NGO (Non-Governmental Organization). The battery company was owned by a multinational, which was keen to offload it. The batteries were for agricultural and industrial use but, with economic decline in the country, the company was not doing well.

Thursday, 15 July, 2021

The annual Caux Forum, a programme of conferences, training and dialogues, aims to inspire, equip and connect individuals, groups and organizations so that they can build a just, peaceful and sustainable world.
Participating in the Caux Forum is about unlocking your potential: it encourages individuals, groups and organizations to reflect on their roles, explore their resources, and connect with their responsibilities as changemakers, on the basis that everyone can make a differe

Thursday, 15 July, 2021

The current reality is generational transfer of present and past unhealed traumas, lack of parenting skills, broken families and a search for identity and belonging, among young people in particular. Thus, the focus of the Trustbuilding project that is on inner healing, justice, and trustbuilding between parent/guardian and child - rebuilding trust and broken structures in the family as a foundation for a more just and peaceful society.

Thursday, 24 June, 2021

The Project aims at healing the wounds and addressing the psycho-social, economic and political consequences of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and slave history. The focus is on creating pathways towards mutual recovery and cultural and institutional transformation. It is supported by a number of partners, and guided by an Advisory Board consisting of multi-disciplinary experts.

Thursday, 24 June, 2021

Olivienhoutbosch, south-west of Pretoria, is a community that has many orphans, single parents and fatherless children – people who have come from other provinces and countries to seek work and to further their studies. Gender based violence, depression and anger are prevalent. Yet the commitment of these groups were commendable as each morning they came with an open heart and an inquisitive mind, saying, ‘I am looking forward to learning more today’.

Thursday, 17 June, 2021

I find the notion of life can often be to understand the pattern you are being given. During times when the path ahead has been unclear, the most helpful advice I’ve received is, ‘Dig where you stand’ and ‘To thine own self be true’ ‘solving for pattern’ useful in personal discernment, too. A key to discerning the next step in.

Thursday, 17 June, 2021

Initiatives of Change (IofC) has been ‘building trust across the world’s divides’ for over 80 years and to this day, a number of IofC national bodies have trustbuilding projects that are making a difference to the communities where they work. The Trustbuilding Program is a chance to leverage our knowledge, skills, experience and contacts, to streamline our efforts and bring our global trustbuilding initiatives together in a clear, coherent and strategic way

Thursday, 28 January, 2021

Ethical Leadership Retreat 2021, Lagos, Nigeria

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