World Trauma Day commemorated

05 November 2018 | Education

De Duine Secondary School commemorated World Trauma Day on 17 October. Charlotte Farmer, affiliated to the Trauma Healing Network Namibia (THNN), spoke to the newly elected learner representative council (LRC) about what trauma is, the causes of trauma and what can be done to help someone who suffered trauma. The THNN is a non-profit organisation that aims to bring hope and healing from a biblical perspective for all people in times of trauma. The network offers counseling, emotional skills training, healing retreats, training for facilitators and professionals, as well as workshops on stress and self-care. To commemorate the day, learners painted tyres with different colours. “Let trauma not take away the colour of your life, but recolour it with hope and happiness.” Photos Leandrea Louw

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