A LOCAL Non-Government Organisation that is still active in conducting traumatic counseling trainings throughout the country has ended another of its ongoing trainings.
Solomon Islands Peace Traumatic Counseling Center (SIPTCC) has successfully completed a week-long traumatic counseling training over the weekend.
SIPTCC director Ishmael Idu told the Solomon Star yesterday that the programme started Monday and ended Friday last week at Fulisango community in east Honiara.
“This was to kick off the many training programs planned for this year,” Mr. Idu said.
He said SIPTCC facilitated the workshop at Fulisango SSEC church.
“Varous issues were covered including peace building, conflict management & resolutions and traumatic counseling.”
Mr Idu said 15 people from different communities were selected to attended the workshop.
He said the participants were selected from communities namely, Gilbert Camp, Aekafo Community, Jericho Community, Ferakusia Community and Fulisango Community.
He said the participants also learned about knowing oneself and empowering people to live in peace and knowing God.
He said preventing conflict is one of the vital topics they looked at.
“The reason why we need to trained more people on preventions skills is because during the past ethnic tension, many leaders in the communities were panicked and run deserted their congregations.”
“For this reason, SIPTCC have trained people to be ready for any problems in the future.
He added that topics covered included, trauma, transformation, peace building and more.
“We also came up with a plan of action that the participants will work with in their respective communities.
During the certification ceremony, Mr Idu told the participants to prepare to deal with any conflicts in the future.
“You have been empowered to deal with situations. Not only that but to shine out so that others can also see and follow.
Mr Idu said that it is the first time SIPTCC facilitated the peace training workshop for the Honiara SSEC Association.
He said all the workshops held in previous years were in Guadalcanal, Malaita, Makira and other places.
“This year, we are looking at organizing five more workshops.”
He said the second training will start today at the Catholic’s Holy Cross Church and the third possibly at Tuvaruhu Anglican Church.
By LESLEY SANGA