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Feb 2016 11

WE ARE HIRING: PROGRAM DIRECTOR (HEAD OF MISSION)

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GRG is recruiting a Program Director (Head of Mission) for DDR Reintegration + Peacebuilding NGO in Northern Uganda/Eastern Congo The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) seeks a Program Director (Head of Mission) to head the office in Gulu, northern Uganda and lead ...

Feb 2016 02

Peace and Development Internship Apply Now

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  GRG is now accepting applications for its Peace and Development Internship Program. The Internship is based in Gulu, Northern Uganda The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) is a dynamic conflict resolution/development organization working to facilitate the reconciliation between ex-combatants and their home communities ...

Jan 2016 28

How Community Theater changed a life.

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by Jasper Kubasek   Doris Oroma recalls shrieks, shouting and mind-numbing terror as she tells us of the moment LRA rebels dragged her, then a 16-year-old babysitter, and her younger brother from their family home. She describes a captivity defined by horrific beatings, ...

Dec 2015 04

“We need to educate our children about the past”

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Children gather to listen in on a group meeting in Parachelle, Lamwo.   One mother who spent time in LRA captivity told us, “We want to forget the past, but we also need to teach our children about what happened before they ...

Dec 2015 02

Bringing trauma healing to child soldiers this holiday season

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photo credit Amanda Voisard by GRG Team It is with great excitement that we are announcing our holiday fundraiser, The Community Theater for Peace Project! Child soldiers, abducted against their will and made to commit terrible human rights abuses, deserve a normal, peaceful life. ...

Nov 2015 04

Literacy for war-torn societies: GRG’s grassroots approach to empowering illiterate conflict survivors

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By Alany Joel & Jasper Kubasek Child soldiers often miss out on schooling. In the chaos of more than two decades of conflict in northern Uganda, a generation of people grew into adulthood often not having the opportunity to pursue education ...

Oct 2015 16

GRG reinvests in its community theater for peace projects

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By Francis Opio Only a few years ago, the people of northern Uganda faced abductions, rape, killings and other abuses by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Now, although the guns are silent, communities in northern Uganda still grapple with issues that ...

Oct 2015 08

GRG is recruiting for a Radio and Field Program Associate: accepting applications until 26/10/2015

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Radio and Field Program Associate, GRG The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) is recruiting a  Radio and Field Program Associate to work on the ROCO GANG radio program airing on RADIO RUPINY and to support GRG program implementation across northern Uganda.  ...

Sep 2015 30

A post-conflict paradox of northern Uganda

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By Jasper Kubasek I woke up on the morning of our second day in Palabek in the house of two priests. Sitting just below the border with South Sudan, the one-road town is the largest in northern Uganda’s Lamwo district. The ...

Aug 2015 12

New innovations in trauma counseling – A conversation with our counselors

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By Richard Okidi and Norah Brinkerhoff   GRG’s counselors Richard and Norah sat down together to share their thoughts and vision for GRG’s mental health programming for the groups. Coming from very different backgrounds, they sometimes watch each other’s sessions.  In ...

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