By Roger Ludwig
I have just returned from Nsenyi, Uganda, the site of our current training and research project and offers this brief update. The project has been going very well, thanks to the efforts of so many.
Fr. Peter organized a superb team of volunteers at the Cathechists Training Center to take care of logistics, housing, food, transportation, translation and of course, the thirty who became TFT Algorithm Therapists.
About 250 people from the community came to be treated in the study, as well as many others who received treatment outside of the study. Study participants have returned for their post tests in high numbers and are very grateful for the treatment they have received.
The training team is being led by Phyll Robson of the UK, with Roger Ludwig from USA, Celestin from Rwanda, Matts Uldal and Bitta Wiese from Norway and Dr. Howard Robson of the UK leading the research. Others, Fr. JMV and Deacon Augustin, and Celestin the director of the Rwandan Orphan’s Project, our other newly trained Rwandan trainers, as well as Adrienne, the psychologist from IZERE Center, came over from Rwanda to assist with the study. Jackson came over from Kampala to assist as well.
In addition to the study the team has conducted three more two-day algorithm trainings for 300 or more cathechists, they have appeared on the national TV news, a 30 minute radio interview program, and introduced TFT to 500 secondary school girls and their teachers. The team was received by and had lunch with the Bishop of the Kasese Diocese and were celebrated at a party in Fr. Peter’s home village. It has been a busy, rewarding and memorable time of successful treatment and rich relationships!
Note: We will follow up with many more photos and details from each of our team members as they return home. Thank you to all of them for their hard work, dedication and willingness to give so much both of themselves, their time and their funds.