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Community Adaptations Projects Officer

Theresa Akware

Ms. Theresa Akware serves as a project officer – Community Adaptation Projects and training at Faraja Foundation with over 20 years of experience crisis intervention, reconciliation and facilitation of social reintegration of ex-offenders. She has played a key role in offender rehabilitation through shaping criminal trends and promoting human rights through psychosocial interventions and capacity building.

She has been a significant role model for the young minds in learning and rehabilitation and correctional institutions breaking down many invisible barriers. Over the years Theresa has worked with women and men, youth and children, groups and individual clients experiencing various psychological issues, mentored, coached and trained young people on life skills and guided them through career choices and development.

She is a philanthropist, a counselling psychologist, a social minister, a mediator, a life coach and a trainer. She is a member of Kenya Counselling & Psychological Association (KCPA) and an Accredited Counsellor. She has sat in various prisons reception and discharge board meetings that deliberate on reintegration interventions for pre-release inmates and has also participated in a number of case management forums with the Probation & After Care Services.

She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sustainable Human Development from Catholic University of Eastern Africa – Tangaza College, a Higher Diploma in Counselling Psychology and Social Development Work and a certificate in Conflict Resolution and Management. Other professional qualifications include Certificate in TOT, Counsellor Supervision, Play Therapy, Loss and Grief and Voluntary Counselling and Testing.

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