Kenya Scout leaders use Scientology Volunteer Ministers’ methods to help in the wake of Uganda mudslides
Arriving in Uganda from Nairobi, Rajab and his team learned from survivors in IDP (internally displaced persons) camps, from the Red Cross and the Uganda Army where their help was most needed. With hundreds still missing, the first priority was search-and-rescue work that had to be done by hand with shovels and picks, as use of heavy machinery could trigger further landslides on the heavily saturated ground.
The Volunteer Ministers also distributed food and supplies and provided simple but powerful Scientology techniques, called “assists,” developed by L. Ron Hubbard to help people in the camps overcome the disorientation and trauma of losing their homes, families and possessions.
In Nairobi, the previous year, Rajab had trained as a Scientology Volunteer Minister to gain practical skills that he and his fellow Scout leaders could use to help the people of their country. After completing free online training in communication skills, conflict resolution, organizational basics and other subjects, offered at www.volunteerministers.org, Rajab arranged in the fall of 2009, for Kenya Scout leaders from Mombasa, Marsabit, Kisumu and Nakuru, to join him in Nairobi for a series of seminars provided by a Volunteer Minister, sent from the United States to Kenya. Since the seminars, the Scout leaders have in turn trained hundreds more Scouts in their own regions in Scientology Volunteer Minister technology.