Facilitation of Community Counselors – Yambio

Activity: Facilitating Community Volunteer Counselors to provide Psycho-Social Support

Location: Yambio County – W.E.S

Number of Participants: 10 Participants (5males and 5 females)

Date: 13 June 2023

Partner: UNDP & Sweden

Brief Story Write up

As South Sudan draws nearer to their first ever general elections, it is paramount that the commission for truth, reconciliation and healing (CTRH) is formed so that by the time elections come, the voters who happen to be the citizens will be able to make right decisions.

That explains why we continue to sensitize the grass root level citizens about the CTRH as the best way to get justice for the atrocities committed against them during conflict . Once again in this session with the help of two community volunteer counselors previously trained by UNDP, we were able to provide psycho-social services to 10 community members suffering from post conflict trauma in Yambio County.

Objectives of the Activity

  1. To facilitate community volunteer counselors to provide psychosocial support
  2. To reduce level of trauma within the county
  3. To empower victims and survivors of conflicts.


Results/Issues discussed and outcome of the Activity



1.    10 victims/clients engaged in psycho-social support

2.    10 victims/clients most of whom IDPs from Tombura become Trauma free

Issues discussed:

  • Group counseling
  • Individual counseling in which victims were able to be attended to one on one


  • 10 victims/clients will be given psycho-social support
  • Community volunteer counselors facilitated to provide PSS.


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