GRACE made the decision last night to amend the final report to reflect two primary additions:
1. We added a couple of paragraphs under the Recommendation section that articulates the purpose of the report and the standard used in making the recommendations. Many have mistakenly thought that the purpose of this report was to act as a judge and jury for each of the allegations presented. Our purpose was to address the failed responses of NTM to information provided that provided evidence for abuse claims…not to convict or acquit.
2. We were contacted yesterday by Mark Adams and were able to have a substantive conversation with him regarding the allegations and recommendations as they relate to him. After our conversation, the GRACE team determined that we should include his responses to the allegations along with slightly altering our recommendation.
The decision to amend the report came after much discussion, thought, and prayer. We are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have related to this decision. Overall, we believe the amended report is more comprehensive and provides the reader a better understanding of its purpose. We hope you all find this to be true. We plan no further amendments or addendum….
The Mik's story along with the communication between NTM proves that leadership knew and did not act. For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open. Mark 4:22
We know that what happened at Fanda, Senegal is not uncommon to NTM boarding schools around the world. We welcome your story of abuse here if you want to share with us.
While most of us at Fanda were abused in some form what we find especially damaging is the abuse of leadership who chose not to protect us at the time in spite of documented evidence and who have still not reported the crimes to authorities nor sought justice for us today, 20 years later.