Healing centre to be launched
The Bible Society of Namibia will launch a trauma healing centre this month.
The new centre will open on 16 March and will be introduced to the public, churches as well as other organisations at the the Dutch Reformed Church (Mother Church) in Windhoek. The programme for the launch will start at 08:30.
This initiative is led by Dr Schalk Botha, the Bible Society’s programmes manager in partnership with Dr Margaret Hill from the American Bible Society.
“Many people in our community are suffering from trauma caused by accidents, violence, abuse, war, HIV/AIDS, divorce and others . The Bible Society of Namibia would like to reiterate the need for a joint venture of organisations, churches and volunteers to take trauma healing to the communities in which we are operating,” said the Bible Society’s director, Reverend Barnie van der Walt.
The Bible Society of Namibia is currently establishing a network of Bible-based trauma healing in Namibia. Other than being Bible-based, this trauma healing centre will also be different as it focuses on volunteership, community work and Bible stories in combination with African stories as well as on both adults and children.
This is an initiative in partnership with the American Bible Society which already implemented the concept successfully in a number of countries all over the world.