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4 December 2013 - Makers of a better future

posted Dec 6, 2013, 4:17 AM by Annemiek Richters   [ updated Dec 6, 2013, 11:45 AM ]
The MA thesis Makers of a better future: Assisting young men to navigate mental health and socio-economic problems in post-conflict northern Uganda by Jan Apperloo was nominated for the thesis prize 'Visions of Peace'. 

The award ceremony took place on 4 December 2013 at the Free University.
As his supervisor, I had the honour to represent Jan at this ceremony, since he himself could not be present in person.
However, he presented his research on a short youtube film, Makers of a better future, which was shown during the ceremony.

The thesis was not awarded with the thesis prize, but got many words of appreciation.

I consider the nomination of the thesis as an acknowledgement of the potential contributions mental health and psychosocial interventions can make to a peaceful future.



The NGO Acoke Rural Development Initiatives ARDI 

hosted the research

ARDI is a war-recovery initiative by young people in Lira, northern Uganda