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20 June 2008

Have Alternatives to Violence, will travel - preview

Matthew Naumann of South East Scotland Area Meeting and Bishkek Worship Group describes the arrival of Alternatives to Violence Project in Kyrgyzstan

The Chance Rehabilitation Centre in the outskirts of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan's capital, was created to provide a safe space for people with drug and alcohol addictions to come together to overcome their problems
  • On the last weekend of March, it also became the host of the second ever accredited Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshop held in Central Asia
  • The first had been held a few days earlier in the nearby town of Tokmok, and had trained members of community self-help groups mainly from rural areas
  • The second workshop had a range of participants including people currently enrolled at Chance, representatives of an organisation working to support ex-offenders, and two English-speaking Quakers

  • Matthew Naumann

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