The Training Model

Empowering Resilience Through Memory Work

At Sinomlando, we believe in empowering individuals and communities through education and understanding. Our training model is designed to foster resilience, healing, and growth by equipping participants with the tools and knowledge to navigate challenging circumstances. Here’s a glimpse into our comprehensive approach. 

WorkShops, Camps, Courses, Projects

Awareness Workshops

Our awareness workshops serve as the foundation, offering insights into memory work processes. These sessions, lasting between three hours to half a day, aim to raise awareness and provide practical knowledge in the face of traumatic situations. Tailored to the interests of our partners, these workshops lay the groundwork for deeper engagement and long-term impact.

4-Day Training Workshops

Dive deeper into the methodologies of memory work with our 4-day training workshops. Designed for staff members of partner organizations, these workshops focus on applying memory work skills to the unique contexts of the families and communities they serve. With a maximum of 20 participants, these workshops foster a supportive environment for learning and skill development.

Parent’s or Primary Caregiver Workshops

Recognizing the critical role caregivers play in supporting children’s emotional well-being, we offer specialized workshops for parents and primary caregivers. These sessions not only educate but also provide a space for caregivers to share experiences and receive support, ensuring that the entire family benefits from memory work practices.

Children’s Groups & Camps

Children and youth also do memory work in group sessions and in camps. At the initiative of community organizations, children of the same age and with similar life experiences are brought together and introduced to memory work. The sessions are planned according to the availability of the children and youth.


Training and Mentoring Partner Organizations

Oral History: An interactive engagement between a person who tells a story and another one who listens and asks questions.Memory work training workshops for community workers (4 days), followed by an evaluation workshop (1 day)

~Sinomlando awards certificates of competence underwritten by the University of KwaZulu-Natal

Family Visits

Building on the skills acquired during training workshops, our staff integrates memory work techniques into existing programs with families and children. These visits are tailored to meet the needs of each family, providing targeted support and resources.

Peer Support Projects

Empowering young people to support their peers is at the heart of our peer support projects. These youth-led initiatives offer ongoing mentorship and support, enabling young participants to lead community outreach projects and contribute to broader societal change.

Monitoring and Evaluation Workshops

Ensuring the effectiveness of our training programs is paramount. Through monitoring and evaluation workshops, we collaborate with implementing partners to establish clear metrics for success. These workshops provide the tools necessary to measure and adapt our efforts for optimal impact.

Train the Trainer Course

To sustain the momentum of our memory work programs, we conduct intensive ‘train the trainer’ courses. These courses equip staff and volunteers across various regions with the skills to lead memory work initiatives, ensuring the legacy of our training model lives on.

The Training Model

Sinomlando executes signed agreements with partners or affiliates prior to embarking on working on projects together. Partnerships are governed through partnership agreements or memoranda of understanding which stipulate the nature of the partnership and expectations from all entities in the partnership. Partnerships happen in various types and forms namely, short term, medium term and long-term partnerships. The partnerships are determined by the needs and available funding. Funding models for partnerships differ and range from joint funding and single or independent funding.