Survivors supporting survivors: Recalling the history of the Ibuka counselling team — Adelite Mukamana


Adelite Mukamana was in her early twenties when, as a newly qualified psychologist, she found herself in the position of coordinating a team of equally young and inexperienced colleagues to support survivors of the Rwandan genocide. In this interview, Adelite describes the process of finding solutions for complex challenges through necessity, and the steps she and her team developed in order to more effectively support those they worked for and with during these profoundly difficult times. This interview took place in Kigali in February 2020, just days after a reunion event with members of the original Ibuka counselling team. The interviewer was David Denborough.