Healing of Broken Communities in Eastern Ukraine

Since 2016, agens is working with mediators, psychologists and civil society activists  in Ukraine to promote Healing of broken communities in the East and other parts of the country. So far, five basic training courses and one supervision training for moderators of self-help groups have taken place. The groups are held according to the Integrative Community Therapy ICT) method developed by Prof. Adalberto Barreto in the favelas of Brazil. Following the trainings, several groups with various target communities have come into being, and dozens of sessions were conducted all over Ukraine. The Ukrainian Network for the Development of Integrative Community Therapy (UNDICT) has been created and acts as the primary partner organisation of our activities.

Project account Ukraine: CH49 0900 0000 6140 1421 1 (Simon Greuter, CH-6043 Adligenswil)

Social Inclusion of Marginalized Women in Central Asia

Since 2009, swiss association Friends of Nuri Umed supports the female-lead NGO Nuri Umed and other NGOs in Tajikistan to help marginalized women improving their lives. The core of the approach consists of the establishment of self-help groups according to the ICT method. Additionally, the women receive medical consultation und legal aid and can participate in income generating activities such as sewing workshops. In 2019, the project operated in four regions of Tajiksitan, empowering 180 marginalized women. Besides Nuri Umed in Penjikent, implementing partners were Arzanda (Khujand), Rokhnamo (Shartuz) and Nuri Vakhdat (Vakhdat).

Project account Tajikistan: CH81 0900 0000 6035 6401 9 (Freunde von Nuri Umed, CH-4144 Arlesheim)