Ayacucho was the centre of activity for the Maosist Guerrilla movement Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path). As a result of war many innocent people suffered terrrible atrocities.
In July 2008 Ragamuffin delivered a training programme for research psychologists and sociologists engaged in a three-year longitudinal study directed by Dr. Tim Bowyer.
The ‘Making Links’ Research team will be assessing the needs of rural communities and the extent to which post civil war government initiatives proposed by the Truth and Reconciliation Committee after the war have been put in place and benefited rural communities.
The training provides the team with creative methods of collecting research data with non-literate tribal people.