CARSA works with local government and church leaders to identify people who would most benefit from a 7-day workshop that focuses on trauma healing and reconciliation.
The trauma healing and reconciliation program of CARSA marks the beginning for CARSA’s different activities. Within this program, CARSA uses several workshops to help genocide survivors, offenders, and others suffering from the trauma of the genocide survivors, offenders, and others suffering from the trauma of the genocide to find healing through forgiveness and reconciliation.
After the workshop, the participants are placed in the reconciliation small groups known as cell groups of 20-30 people. They meet regularly, allowing members to share their experiences in their healing process and support one another physically, economically, and emotionally. Thereby, the cell groups serve as a platform where the foundation of community is rebuilt and trust is reestablished.