Theory of Change


Design and test a scalable solution to address individual and collective trauma as well as common mental disorders in communities affected by large-scale traumatic events including genocide, mass killings, terrorism, and natural disasters. We are currently testing an our “community-based social healing” model in post-genocide Rwanda. 

Partnerships building

We collaborate with the community we serve, the civil society organizations, the government, the private sector and the academia to share knowledge and to build capacity to bring about positive social change for societal healing and sustainable development.

Scale up

Based on evidence and lessons learned from our social innovation, we bring to scale the interventions by leveraging strategic partnerships including with the government and the churches for a ‘writ large’ impact.

Evidence-based advocacy

Through research, we get sense of what works and what does not. We then use evidence to advocate and campaign for alternative policies and practices that enhance lasting social change.

Our Theory of Change is summarized in the figure below.

We bring people living with trauma and common mental disorders to a more flourishing life