The women’s resource center will be a place to offer training and support in a number of areas, from developing and managing a business, to trauma related help, to conflict resolution. It will be a place of teaching, learning, praying, holding and healing. The Mother Patern Women’s program will be conducting ongoing workshops at this and the other centers, and hopefully soon I will be able to join them to lend a hand. It is humbling to be allowed to be a part of this work. It is a sacred trust.
We gathered in a temporary reed-covered pavilion-- here Grace Boiwu waits for the program to begin. She doesn't like cameras, but I told her the world needs to see her.
A panorama of inside the pavilion. The opening of the resource center was a big deal for the whole village-- and the surrounding villages.
After the ribbon-cutting, the women of Gbaye's Town in front of their new Women's Resource Center.
As the event closed, while everyone was eating, I took a stroll through the town. Here is a community cooking hut, one of the most common structures in the country.
What seemed like the town sqaure. Very dusty, but they tell me a real mess in the wet season.