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Article about Mercer On Mission: Rwanda

 

Academic Courses

BUSINESS COURSES:

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MKT 477 Special Topics: Marketing in Emerging Markets (Undergraduate students)

                Or

BA 625/BAM 625 Special Topics: Marketing in Emerging Markets (Graduate students)

                AND

MGT 477 Special Topics: Social Entrepreneurship (Undergraduate students)

                Or

BA 625 Special Topics: Social Entrepreneurship (Graduate students)

 

COUNSELING COURSES:

  • COUN 611/813‑ Special Topics in Counseling: Psychological Dynamics in Refugee Populations

AND

  • COUN 611/813‑ Special Topics in Counseling:  Trauma Narrative Treatment

     

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Dr. Etienne Musonera, Associate Professor of Marketing, Stetson-Hatcher School of Business

Dr. Julie Petherbridge, Dean, Associate Professor, Stetson-Hatcher School of Business

Dr. David Lane, Professor of Counseling, Department of Counseling, College of Professional Advancement

Program Highlights:

Location of Project: Kigali, Rwanda

Groupe des Anciens Etudiants Rescapees du Genocide (GAERG) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization of educated genocide survivors getting together to preserve the memory of the genocide against Tutsi, and restoring families to overcome post-genocide consequences through education and capacity building. It was established in 2003 by former members of the genocide survivor student’s association. The organization is currently undertaking four programs illustrated in its strategic plan. Those program are; Social Economic, Capacity Building, Empowerment, Genocide Prevention, Healing and Education programs. Mercer on Mission, will organize and conduct workshops on capacity building, Teach Business, Marketing, Operations Management, Account and Financial, and Project Management skills. These skills are necessary and integral part of the sustainable development agenda. In addition, Mercer on Mission will conduct workshops designed to train trainers in a narrative model of trauma assessment and intervention. After the genocide, thousands of individuals and families were left traumatized and, based on earlier research, most have not dealt with the traumatic experiences. This ties closely to the goals of the Social Economic, Capacity Building, Empowerment, Genocide Prevention, Healing and Education programs. Traumatized people struggle to achieve much beyond basic survival needs. If a systematic model of trauma relief can be integrated into the economic recovery efforts, and groups of trained individuals work in the business, education, and faith communities, the Mercer on Mission project could create a force multiplier that could strengthen efforts toward community recovery.

Tentative travel dates: May 15 - June 7, 2024

Contacts: Etienne Musonera - musonera_e@mercer.edu

Julie Petherbridge - petherbrid_j@mercer.edu

Application website for MOM Rwanda Program: Click here

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Contact Information

For more information, e-mail MercerOnMission@mercer.edu or call (478) 301-2992.