the healing power of community

We are dedicated to advancing peace by mobilizing ordinary people—entire communities ravaged by war—in the hard work of reconciliation.

Fambul Tok originated in the realization that peace can’t be imposed from the outside, or the top down. Nor does it need to be. The community led and owned peacebuilding we support, witness and celebrate in Sierra Leone are teaching us that communities have within them the resources they need for their own healing.  We believe this process has much to offer other post-conflict countries—and the world.  more >

what is fambul tok?

Fambul Tok, Krio for Family Talk, emerged from the unique approach to community reconciliation pioneered in Sierra Leone.

Once divided and devastated by an 11-year civil war, Sierra Leoneans now draw on ancient traditions of addressing issues within the safety of the family circle to make their communities whole again.

In Pictures

View an annotated slide show of the elements of Fambul Tok.

In Words

Read more about how Fambul Tok works or order your copy of the Fambul Tok book.

In Film

View a video introduction to Fambul Tok and watch the documentary film made about Fambul Tok.

from the front lines
of peace

Fambul Tok Intensifies Hand Washing Campaign to Prevent Ebola

On Tuesday October 21, 2014, Fambul Tok International – Sierra Leone launched a campaign to wash hands frequently with soap and water to avoid catching ebola. With support from the US Embassy in Sierra Leone, Fambul Tok’s hand... read more

 

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the fambul tok book
Order your copy of the Fambul Tok book in our store.

the fambul tok movie
Visit the website for Fambul Tok: The Film.
 

what's new?

The story of Satta Joe, a woman living in Yengema village, Kailahun District, was recently featured on the BBC World Service - Outlook podcast. In this interview, Satta explains how Fambul Tok helped her to forgive the man who raped her during the war.

All across Sierra Leone, women are leading their communities to peace.

FT Jingle

As popularized in Sierra Leone, listen to the Fambul Tok jingle.

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