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General Purposes

Institute for Healing of Memories

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $70,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2006–December 31, 2007
  • Location Cape Town, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

The Institute for Healing of Memories was established in 1998 to contribute to the healing of individuals and communities affected by political conflict and violence during apartheid and to share South Africa’s experience of dealing with its past with the broader international community. The institute offers healing workshops, counseling sessions, seminars, and discussions on such issues as reconciliation, forgiveness, dealing with the past, restorative justice, peacebuilding and conflict resolution. By providing a safe space for dialogue and openness, it has developed a unique model for dealing with emotions such as anger, hatred and guilt, which includes an experiential way of learning about and from the past.This grant will support the various activities and work of the institute, in particular its Healing of Memories workshops, which are at the core of its programs.