We will be healed. It’s a pretty strong statement. A declaration, an anthem. Presumptuous perhaps. But we know it to be true and that’s why we call ourselves Tutapona – Swahili for ‘We will be healed’.
Tutapona provides trauma rehabilitation programs to the most vulnerable people in the world. The forgotten millions. The ones living in refugee camps, fleeing war zones and fighting for their lives.
In 2008 Carl and Julie Gaede followed God’s calling to East Africa to work with child soldiers. It was here Tutapona was birthed and begun as the Gaedes moved themselves and their two young girls to Uganda. In just 8 years, Tutapona provided trauma rehabilitation programs to over 36,000 people. In 2016 the Gaede family moved to Iraq to set up the first Tutapona office in the Middle East to work with Syrian, Kurdish, and Yazidi brothers and sisters who have been scarred by the effects of the conflict around them.