Bridge of Hope (Ashton’s health & wellbeing project) ran a dealing with the past programme in Lenadoon, West Belfast aimed at empowering local people who have been affected by the legacy of the conflict. The Transitional Justice Grassroots Toolkit programme was delivered to women at Glen Community Centre in Autumn 2019. It finished with a graduation style ceremony with Victims Commissioner Judith Thompson (CVSNI) giving a talk and handing out certificates. The Toolkit programme, a partnership between Ashton’s Bridge of Hope project and TJI at Ulster University, captures group accounts of life affected by violence, unrest, conflict, hope, resilience, community spirit and strength. As well as reflecting on local events, the Toolkit ‘goes global’ with case studies on international countries rebuilding after conflict such as South Africa, Argentina and Peru. So far over 600 people have taken part in the Toolkit programmes over the last number of years. Previous courses have involved community activists, residents, ex-prisoners, statutory agencies and international students from across the region. Taking part is easy. Local experiences and views on the conflict and how best to move forward are placed at the heart of the programme.
- Bridge of Hope Closure Notice 25th March 2020
- Bridge of Hope Autumn 2019 Training Schedule 29th October 2019
- Victims Commissioner celebrates Grassroots Toolkit graduates 29th October 2019
- Bridge of Hope summer 2019 personal growth courses 1st August 2019
- Healthy North Belfast launch project initial findings 27th June 2019
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