These are three-day experiential workshops that teach participates
non-violent means of resolving conflicts. There are three levels -
basic, advanced, and training for facilitators.
(pronounced HE-rock) HROC is a three day experiential workshop
modeled on AVP that deals with the personal and community trauma from
the violent conflicts in the region. There is a basic workshop with
a follow-up day and then a community celebration. An advanced workshop
and a special workshop for HIV+ women have also been developed.
Mediators in Rwanda, Burundi, and Congo (North and South Kivu) have
been trained in transformative mediation. The program now has lead
mediators in each region capable of training others. In Kenya mediators
have been trained in the basic skills, but upgrading and mentoring
is still needed.
Workcamps and Extended Service Volunteers:
Each year in June/July AGLI sponsors workcamps in Rwanda, Burundi,
Uganda, and/or Kenya. Extended
Service Volunteers (ESVs) are placements of three months or more for
individuals who wish to be involved more extensively in one of AGLI
programs. Some serve for one year or more.
Association: This clinic is a medical facility
in Kamenge, one of the poorest slums in Bujumbura, Burundi. The staff
includes a doctor and nurse and focuses on HIV+ women from the neighborhood
while also giving basic medical treatment to the general population.
Institute: Bududa is a remote, poor community in eastern Uganda surrounded
by Mount Elgon. The institute teaches skills training in carpentry,
masonary, tailoring, nursery school teaching, and computer skills plus
life skills such as health, math, and English.
Student/orphan sponsorships: AGLI supports three student/orphan
sponsorships programs: (1) Children of Peace in Bududa, Uganda for
200 orphaned and neglected children, (2) secondary school student
sponsorships in Rwanda, and (3) Kamenge Youth Peace Garden in Bujumbura,
Burundi which brings Hutu and Tutsi secondary school students together
in a scholarship program.
Speaking tours: Two or three times per year AGLI brings our African
partners to report on their grassroots peacemaking work to American,
English, and/or Canadian audiences.