Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Different Kind of World Cup!

You might be interested to check out a US-based blog: The Refuge Media Project which aims to create films and discussion about refugee issues and torture. They are reporting on a Refugee World Cup which was held in the San Francisco Bay Area and another one that is due to happen in the Boston Area on June 19th. What a brilliant idea! Did anyone think of it for South Africa? Given the threats that refugees are experiencing in Cape Town about what might happen to them after the World Cup is over(see Cape Times of 4th and 7th June), this could be just the kind of "welcome" the refugee community could do with.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

And Now...............Lots of Changes.

I would like to thank the people who continue to access the Trauma Centre's blogspot despite there having been no new posts for 2 months. Work at the Centre and special events like a camp for prefects (run by CVP) and for ex-combatants (run by PVP) have continued. Further Community conversations have also happened.

However, there have been some recent resignations in addition to two at the end of February when Carmen Low-Shang and Nicole Paulsen left the Centre. In the first week of April our Director Vimla Pillay (a major supporter of this blog), resigned. A week later, Rochelle Carelse, the Financial Administrator handed in her resignation and about a week after that, I, your Blog Editor resigned from the Trauma Response Program. Currently Miriam Fredericks is the Acting Director of the Trauma Centre. As we head for the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa the Trauma Centre is gearing up to offer counselling resource to the City in the event of accidents or disasters.

It is not yet clear to me whether the blog will continue or not. However it is unlikely that I will be able to keep in touch with events at TC to the extent I was able in the past, so one way or another the blog is going to change. I have so enjoyed being able to communicate about our work to the over one thousand unique visitors we have had since I started the blog at the end of August 2009. Thank you all so much for being our national and international audience, and contributing to our feeling of having connections all over the planet. Read More or Comment