Please support our Thought Field Therapy (TFT) volunteers as they bring much needed trauma relief to Rwandan prisoners, their families and staff—and make a significant contribution to the Rwandan genocide healing process.

Rwanda Prison System Project

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Your gift will help launch a landmark humanitarian effort by supporting travel, lodging, food and a small per diem for our local TFT volunteers in Rwanda.

Minimum Funding Goal: $25,000
Maximum Funding Goal: $50,000

Your gift will help launch a landmark humanitarian effort by supporting travel, lodging, food and a small per diem for our local TFT volunteers in Rwanda

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In a historic, humanitarian decision by the Rwandan General Commissioner of Corrections, a Memorandum of Collaboration with TFT Foundation has been signed to bring TFT to all Rwandan prisoners, their families and prison staff nationwide.

Just imagine how this model would open the doors to offering similar rehabilitation and reintegration opportunities in prison systems worldwide and help reduce recidivism!

Background:

During the Rwandan genocide in 1994, an estimated 500,000–1,000,000 Rwandans were killed during the 100-day period from April 7 to mid-July. Besides, an estimated 2,000,000 Rwandans were displaced and became refugees. (source: Wikipedia)

After the genocide, the pace of arrests overwhelmed the physical capacity of the Rwandan prison system. The country’s 19 prisons were designed to hold about 18,000 inmates, but at their peak in 1998 there were 100,000 people in detention facilities across the country. (source: Wikipedia)

Since 2010, following multiple TFT Foundation missions to Rwanda during which a community-led TFT deployment model was refined and proven extraordinarily effective, the foundation has financed two full-time employees of the Izere Center. The Center provides psychological support to surrounding communities, under the leadership of the Byumba Catholic Diocese Bishop, represented by Fr. Augustin Nzabonimana. This strategic partnership between the TFT Foundation and the Izere Center ensures continuity in the provision of TFT support by local service providers to the surrounding communities. In addition, the TFT Foundation has also financed TFT support during the yearly genocide commemoration days, in collaboration with the Red Cross local organization.

The RCS project was first brought to the attention of the Izere Center in the summer of 2016, during the commemoration days, when representatives in attendance from the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) suggested implementing TFT alongside some of the work they were already doing in the prison system. As a result of the limited effectiveness of the (non-TFT) protocol introduced by the ACEP representatives in the prison system, the RCS decided to stop their program a few months later.

In late 2016, the RCS Commissioner General (CG) issued a Letter of Appreciation to the Right Reverend Bishop of Byumba Catholic Diocese for the service rendered to RCS through the Izere Center, as part of the TFT Foundation RCS project. In his letter, the CG acknowledged the effectiveness of the TFT training provided to the RCS staff during the RCS project pilot training during the fall of 2016, and requested support to further train the remainder of the RCS staff throughout the country’s prisons. A second training was conducted in March 2017, and more trainings were scheduled for the remainder of the year. The RCS project is solely funded by the TFT Foundation, and TFT is the only protocol used as part of this project.

So far, half of the RCS project has been funded by the TFT Foundation US and half by the TFT Foundation UK. More fund raising is now required to support the long-term execution of this project, and to return some of the funds taken out of the TFT Foundation operating budget to initiate the project.

This project charter describes the project in further detail and clarifies the support required by the Izere Center from the TFT.

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A long-term vision for Peace in Rwanda

The RCS project represents a key opportunity to support the healing process in Rwanda. Furthermore, a successful deployment of TFT as a core competence within the prison system in Rwanda, for both staff and inmate, would open the doors to offering similar rehabilitation and reintegration opportunities in prison systems worldwide.

In the medium and long-term, one can imagine taking this TFT deployment model with credibility to any country, especially as TFT is now registered in the United States by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as part of the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). (source: NREPP)

The perspective of potentially bringing this model back to North America, with the highest rate of imprisonment per capita worldwide, is very heart-warming. Both inmates and re-entry populations, while on probation and beyond, would tremendously benefit from TFT training and treatment, potentially helping reduce recidivism. This long-term vision would, of course, be carried out in partnership with organizations that have had success with rehabilitation and reintegration work, to leverage other proven methodologies and practices in this area.

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