GRT works in different fields
The Group for Transcultural Relations aims to find effective methods to support a different way of thinking and therapeutic practice from those in the West.
Children in adversity
The aim of the GRT is to defend the rights and wishes of children first and then to propose rehabilitation.
Gender based violence is widespread all over the world and is one of the most recurrent and difficult problems to solve.
Our mission is to listen to people, accompany them and mediate in urban communities by building refuges.
Where we work
We intervene in those territories where mental health is not a priority. Where people that are mentally ill are often discriminated and isolated.
The project As part of the activities in favour of disabled children and strengthening local organisations, GRT is carrying out together with CBR- Community Based Rehabilitation – of Bhaktapur the project “The Chronicity of the Earthquake” thanks to the contribution of the 8×1000 of the Tavola Valdese. It is entitled “The Chronicity of the Earthquake” […]
This project, implemented by GRT and funded by the Alta Mane Foundation, aims to improve the living conditions of street children and support the empowerment and capacity building of the CBO Slum Drummers, a musical group born from the street. The project seeks to promote the social inclusion of the most vulnerable children through art, […]
Thanks to funding from UNHCR, GRT was able to set up an integrated project in Somaliland of both prevention and psychosocial intervention activities. The project targets asylum seekers, refugees and internally displaced persons in Hargeisa. The focus is in particular on children, adolescents and young refugees. GRT conducted several activities with different methodologies: Training to […]
GRT’s main objective for this project was to provide medical care and psychological support to displaced persons, asylum seekers and victims of gender-based violence, particularly children, in Puntland, Garowe. The project The project aimed to provide this type of care and services during the project period and afterwards. Strengthening of institutions combating gender-based violence […]
The first project implemented by GRT in Guatemala (specifically in the Maya K’Iche Community in Totonicapan) aimed to work with local therapists who apply traditional medicine by validating positive practices and correcting risky ones, with a focus on maternal and infant care. The training of traditional health workers was done through the ‘research – action’ […]
In Nicaragua, GRT has implemented numerous projects with long-term results, intervening in various sectors. Mental Health The first objective was the humanisation of the psychiatric hospital in Managua, a place of dehumanising restraint, followed by the huge research effort in bringing and supporting psychiatric patients back to their families and communities. This was followed by […]
In September 2017, the GRT merged with the Cecchini Pace Foundation, also founded by Professor Rosalba Terranova Cecchini. The organisation offers a school of transcultural psychotherapy, continuing education and personal services. It thus continues its commitment to the transcultural training of mental health workers and the direct care of Italian and foreign people from a […]
The Project aims to improve the living conditions, psycho-physical well-being and social inclusion of the most vulnerable children in the Starehe sub-county (Nairobi, Kenya). In particular, it aims to improve health and social protection mechanisms in the areas of Mlango Kubwa and Eastleigh. GRT, together with partner organisations CCM-Comitato Collaborazione Medica, Heshima Kenya, US ACLI […]
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