Domestic Abuse Survivor Aiming To Help Others

November 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Women’s A.C.T group is assisting in raising funds to cover the training costs for Kevah Outerbridge to undertake a facilitators’ training course on Domestic Violence & Abuse offered by the ‘Freedom Programme’ organization based in the United Kingdom.

A spokesperson said, “Kevah Outerbridge is a Bermudian currently living in the United Kingdom. Kevah Outerbridge is a survivor of Domestic Abuse and has been doing various counselling courses and training to help with her journey of healing and empowerment.

“Women’s A.C.T [Action, Change, Today] is an International Advocacy Group about Equality, Justice, Empowerment and Support for Women who are Survivors of Sexual Assault, Violence and Domestic Abuse. The Advocacy group is was founded in 2016 by Dany Pen, former Human Rights Commissioner in Bermuda.

“Women’s A.C.T is helping Kevah to raise money for her education training cost. The programme she will be enrolling in is a facilitators’ training course on Domestic Violence and Abuse offered by the ‘Freedom Programme’ organization based in the United Kingdom.

“At this time, she is ready to be trained as a facilitator in bringing awareness of violence against men and women to the greater community.

“She is hoping to return to Bermuda, stronger, and as an advocate to bring her trained skills to further help victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse on island. The DVA Facilitators’ Programme will be offered in the United Kingdom via Zoom during this time of Covid-19.

“The course starts in January 2021, but payment needs to be made in December. We are asking you to help her raise £600 [approximately $775 USD] to cover her training costs.”

Kevah Outerbridge said, “I moved to the United Kingdom in 2016 and I fled Bermuda because of the abuse, I felt the system was not protecting me and there was nothing in place even with the evidence there was nothing in place to stop things that was taking place.

“So, I fled to the United Kingdom with my 2 small children under the age of 5 years. Since being in the United Kingdom I have been working 2 full time jobs. This donation would help me so much because this is something I sit here and just wish I can do.

“The course that I am seeking to do is the Freedom Programme; this course will allow me to bring the knowledge I obtain to Bermuda and help people who are going through DVA. Once I obtain this training, I would then be able to push this training in Bermuda also via Zoom.”

Dany Pen from Women’s A.C.T added, “Your donation will help Kevah in her journey of empowerment as a survivor, mother, and woman. You will help her obtain higher education and help her become an educator and advocator. “

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