International Training Programme
With the funding support of Methodist Relief and Development Fund, BasicNeeds in partnership with HANDS is organising a Training of Trainers programme on Development-orientated Psychosocial Care for Communities Affected by Disasters, to be held from the 26th September to 5th October 2011 in Karachi, Pakistan. At present we are seeking nominations from the local organisations to attend the integrated 10-days training workshop.
The program is designed to provide an opportunity for national staff working in the aid, development or volunteer sectors to strengthen their capacity in the area of Development-orientated Psychosocial Care (Refer the programme outline). At the end of the 10-days initial training workshop, participants are expected to develop a plan incorporating their knowledge on development-orientated psychosocial for the communities they work. The organisers of the programme will evaluate the plans and will fund a nominal amount to implement their plan. After a six-month period the participants will meet the organisers, to share their experience on how the knowledge was put in to practice, to review the progress of their proposed plan and challenges faced.
One of the important criteria that we are looking in selecting a participant is the commitment from the nominating organisation in implementing the proposed plan developed by the participant and allowing him/her to attend the follow-up programme.
Successful nominees will be offered free workshop participation, accommodation and meals. Applicants or their organisations will be responsible for travel costs to and from the training venue.
If you wish to attend or would like to nominate one of your colleagues, please follow the steps mentioned in the brochure.
Submission of the application: Applications are due by on or before (5:00pm Pakistan Time) 20th August 2011.
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Promoting mental health within Tsunami-affected communities in Sri Lanka
|To coincide with the fifth anniversary of the Asian Tsunami of 26th December 2004, BasicNeeds has published "Training for Impact", which is available for download here. It tells the story of the training programme developed in Sri Lanka during the weeks after the disaster and which built a network of practitioners to meet the mental health needs of affected people. With support from Northern Rock and the One Foundation, this programme was extended within Sri Lanka and then to Indonesia and Bangladesh. Eventually, participants completed the programme from 75 organisations in 11 countries.|
Initital support for the work of BasicNeeds after the Tsunami was provided by DFID and subsequent mental health and development programmes in the south and east have been supported by the Big Lottery Fund.
'Training in Impact' describes the model developed for the programme and the results achieved for people whose lives were so dramatically affected.
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