Bamenda, 08 September, 2021 / 9:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has announced plans to support the psychosocial training of Sisters in Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese who the foundation notes have been traumatized by the ongoing violence in the Anglophone region of the Central African country.
In a Wednesday, September 8 report, ACN notes that more than 40 Sisters and novices at the community of St. Anne, which is located at the heart of the conflict, have witnessed the violence and are currently living with fear, hence the need for psychosocial support.
The organization reports, in reference to the Sisters, “Their formation house is close to the city of Bamenda, which is just one mile (1.6 km) from the area where the fighting is raging.”
The report adds, “The three Postulants, five Novices and 37 young Sisters with temporary vows, who are currently undergoing training in the house, have been traumatized by the violence they have witnessed at first hand and by the permanent climate of fear.”
To help the Sisters cope, the Congregation has proposed to offer them a two-week workshop in which they will learn how to deal with these experiences and cope with the situation without coming to any great harm as a result.