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.
View an annotated slide show of the elements of Fambul Tok.
Read more about how Fambul Tok works or order your copy of the Fambul Tok book.
View a video introduction to Fambul Tok and watch the documentary film made about Fambul Tok.
After the cessation of hostilities and the declaration of the end of Sierra Leone’s civil war, many organizations implemented community projects in various parts of the country. Despite millions of dollars from international... read more