Our core projects
Trauma and Peace Project (CEPAP)
The Centre for Education, Peace and Psychological Support (CEPAP) provides education, counselling, training and support for children (including orphans) and young people. Grassroots counsellors assist people of all ages deal with trauma caused by war and violence, including domestic and war rape. Especially remarkable is the peace building work amongst tribal groups being carried out inland on the High Plateau. In addition, Education Services 2010 in Cambridge has awarded grants of £2000 to fund the first forty vocational apprenticeships for young people who would otherwise be without training or jobs. A team of 30 young people, including six women, were trained to carry out election monitoring during the December 2018 national elections.
Although the hospital in Abeka (CHA) is basic, poorly equipped and has a limited electricity supply, the highly committed team of professionals - two doctors, nurses, midwives, pharmacist and technician - provide much-needed health care and education. They provide maternity care, including caesarian sections. Malaria is common and, with it, anaemia. Typhoid and diarrhoea are much reduced thanks to clean water. (see below). QPSW recently made a grant of £10,600 over three years for the purchase of hospital equipment, and an ultrasound scanner and a new operating table have been purchased.
Microcredit and literacy for women
There is also a modest - but valuable - microcredit programme for women and over the past two years Education Services 2010 and World Day of Prayer have awarded £ 1,000 and £1,550 respectively for women's literacy and skills training, including weaving, horticulture and goat-rearing. Small loans are available to start very small businesses which, if successful, enable the women to pay school fees and buy more nutritious food.
In 2015-16 QCP UK raised £80,000 to bring clean running water to the hospital and village of Abeka. This has reduced the incidence of water-borne diseases by around 80 per cent. Local water engineers together with QCP UK are looking at the feasibility of extending this gravity-fed water supply to neighbouring villages.