Training on the safeguarding of minors and persons in situations of vulnerability, Kigali, 8th day

We had two speakers for the 8th day of our training session. In the morning, we welcomed the Reverend Father Romuald Uzabumwana, a member of the Pallotine Fathers. He is a psychologist and lectures at the Institute of Anthropology of the Gregorian Pontifical University. He addressed the theme “Safeguarding and healthy boundaries in relational and pastoral contexts”. Fr Romuald presented the different factors of pastoral boundaries that exist and insisted on the importance of cultivating appropriate and healthy relationships while administering the people of God. He also emphasizes that, for us pastoral agents, pastoral supervision is the key to our ministry in order to reduce the risks of abuse. 

In the second session, our confrere Lowrent Kamwaza gave a presentation on the skills needed to conceive relevant safeguarding training sessions/workshops for different target groups. He stressed the need to consider a number of key issues and elements for a workshop. A sound workshop should be participant-oriented with an approach that ignites active participation and aims at positive results.  To practice, we worked in groups by provinces to craft sample training sessions for different audiences of our provinces.

Safeguarding is our commitment

By: Alex Manda, Clément Kpatcha, Guy Sawadogo, Lowrent Kamwaza (News Team)