Archive for September, 2018

Visit report from DR Congo

Thank you so much for praying for Carolyn during her visit to LVLE, our partner in Goma, DR Congo. As Carolyn puts it: ‘God‚Äôs fingerprints were all over this trip, long before I actually arrived.’

Even securing a visa to DRC was a minor miracle in itself and, after arriving in Goma, there was plenty going on to encourage Carolyn hugely.


Child protection training

It became clear that the LVLE team had done an excellent job of conveying the concepts and justifications for child protection to local schools and churches during previous trainings. Carolyn facilitated a training session, aiming to help the participants to put what they had learnt into practice and to start to build upon it. There were some excellent practical outcomes, including creating and applying child protection policies, and exploring how to equip children to report abuse.

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The Heart of the Matter

The pilot of ‘The Heart of the Matter’ – a resource addressing child witch accusations –¬†took place in Goma just over a year ago, so¬†a training event now offered¬†a wonderful opportunity to find out what had happened over that year. Carolyn went through a summary of each module of ‘The Heart of the Matter’¬†with the participants, who¬†remembered it clearly and in detail.

The participants shared wonderful stories of how attitudes towards children in their communities are being transformed, and made detailed suggestions for the next steps in addressing child witch accusations. There was a real sense of momentum at the end of the meeting. What’s more, a very positive meeting with the Bishop of Goma a few days¬†later has presented¬†an opportunity for Jean-Paul to train the 55 Anglican church leaders in Goma, in ‘The Heart of the Matter.’

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Review and planning

Carolyn’s visit also included a review of LVLE’s work, resulting in specific recommendations to help the team develop their training programme for church and school leaders, and their support for street-living children.

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Find out more here about how LVLE is championing children’s rights in an environment where abuse is rife.


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Introducing the new SCWA film

We’re delighted to be a founding member of the Stop Child Witch Accusations coalition. Tens of thousands of children worldwide¬†are falsely accused of witchcraft and, as a result, face¬†untold abuse.¬†So, we believe it’s vital to catalyse a Christian response. SCWA is determined to work with affected churches and communities to bring to an end the phenomenon of child witch accusations.

SCWA’s new film explains more about who we are, what we do and why it matters.

If you want to be part of a¬†movement bringing this awful practice to an end, here’s more about how you can take action.


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