Promoting peace with mentors and youth
Promoting peace with mentors and youth
Nineteen mentors from four countries – India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh – participated in the ‘Community Trauma Healing Training for Mentors’ from 9-11 August in Kathmandu. The three days training was hosted by UMN and organised by Local Capacity for Peace (LCP) South Asia Network. 
The training’s main agenda was for the participants to learn to identify trauma symptoms and effects and then the skills to support trauma survivors. The key facilitator for this event was Dr. Pashupati Mahat, Technical & Research Director of the Centre for Mental Health and Counselling Nepal. UMN’s Executive Director Dhana Lama opened this important event which brought all the mentors together to work together for a better mental health. 
Young people had their turn last week when a national-level Learning and Sharing Workshop for youth was held in Lalitpur. Around 25 youth from different youth groups of Kapilvastu, Nawalparasi and Sunsari (who are connected with UMN’s LCP Project) participated in this event on 7-8 August where they shared their peace and protection work and experiences with each other. 

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