SUPPORT CENTRES

Two practice centres have been established, one in Eastern DRCongo (Bunia) and one in Northern Uganda (Lira), where local staff is involved in a range of diverse activities aiming at supporting the psychological wellbeing of war-affected youth and their contexts: individual and group psychotherapeutic counselling, sensitization activities on mental health (challenges), community therapy, support groups, training to different stakeholders, etc.

Please click on a practice centre below to get more detailed information on
our centres in Uganda and DRCongo.


News & Stories

[2017-04-23] CCVS-Uganda project summary report 2016/2017

LIRA Northern Uganda — News — Ongoing project

Please find attached CCVS-Uganda's project summary report 2016/2017 (April 2016 - March 2017) reporting on its activity achievements, challenges and ways forward for 2017/2018.

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[2017-01-23] CCVS Dissemination Workshop 2017

Uganda — News

Following our Network Event in Lira on Friday, CCVS organized its Dissemination Workshop at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in Kampala. Prof. dr. Ilse Derluyn opened the stage by giving a short introduction to CCVS-International followed by our teams of CCVS-Uganda and CCVS-DRC presenting the activities of our support centres. In a final part, Leen De Nutte, Julie Schiltz, James Okello and David Kalema presented their PhD studies which took or are taking place in Uganda. It proved to be an interesting and interactive day!

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[2017-01-20] CCVS-Uganda Network Event 2017

LIRA Northern Uganda — News

On the 20th of January 2017, about 30 non-governmental and community-based organizations working in Lira District gathered in Margarita Palace Hotel, Lira. The organizations attended the Network Event organized by Centre for Children in Vulnerable Situations in partnership with Lira District Local Government and Lira NGO Forum. The goal of this event, as explained by Francis Okello, Community Development Officer and the MC of the event, was to strengthen partnerships and referral networks between organizations.

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[2017-01-12] Graphic novel on former child soldier's experiences starring CCVS-Uganda

LIRA Northern Uganda — News

Walking through the Uganda Museum, one of our colleagues noticed CCVS-Uganda's team member Jennifer Ateng starring in a graphic novel. The graphic novel, a project of photojournalist Marc Ellison and illustrator Christian Mafigiri, elaborates on the stories of four female former child soldiers both during and after their time with the Lord's Resistance Army. The team of CCVS-Uganda was able to support one of these ladies, Christine.

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[2016-08-17] VISIT BOARD MEMBERS TO PRACTICE CENTRE CCVS-UGANDA

LIRA Northern Uganda — News

Last week, Ilse, Lieve and Kurt, members of the board, visited our practice centre in Lira, Uganda. On Wednesday, we started off with a training by Dr. Dorothy Kizza (Butabika National Mental Referral Hospital, PCAF) on supporting persons with addictions. On Thursday, a field visit was planned in which a community dialogue and a support group were organized. On Friday, team meetings took place to follow up on CCVS-Uganda's daily activities. It proved to be an interesting and intense week!

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[2015-09-01] UGent Vice Chancellor Anne De Paepe pays a visit to CCVS-Uganda

Uganda — News

On the 31st of August, Vice Chancellor Mrs. Anne De Paepe visited our practice centre in Lira, Uganda. Our team provided her with information on the activities of the centres regarding psychotherapeutic support services. After a visit to the centre itself, the team visited a former client and ex-child soldier, Janeth.

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[2015-08-07] Coming World Remember Me-project will be sponsoring CCVS practice centres

LIRA Northern Uganda — News

Remembering, helping, reflecting and connecting: those are the four main goals of ComingWorldRememberMe (CWRM). Throughout organising (inter)national events, the project wants to bring people together to reflect.

Half of the contribution each person makes to the project will be donated to charity. We are very happy that our practice centres in Lira and Bunia will be benefiting from the CWRM-project.

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[2015-07-11] TRUST FUND FOR VICTIMS LAUNCHES NEW ASSISTANCE PROJECTS IN NORTHERN UGANDA

LIRA Northern Uganda — News

TFV identified innovative projects which will support the reconciliation and healing at the community level through sensitization and awareness raising campaigns to reduce the added stigma and discrimination that victims of grave human rights abuses often endure. The Trust Fund for Victims has made a programmatic and financial commitment to support, among others, CCVS-Uganda.

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[2014-08-04] Visit from the Flying Doctors to our practice centre in Lira, Uganda

LIRA Northern Uganda — News

This Sunday, our CCVS practice centre in Lira got a visit from The Flying Doctors crew. This TV show follows three young doctors in their journey from Belgium to the Virunga Park in DRC, where they leave their plane to support the rangers of the park. In the meantime, they visit several development projects in Africa. Also our psychosocial centre in Lira was one of their destinations. Our team showed the crew a sneak peek into their daily activities.

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