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Dec 2018 26

Our new projects with South Sudanese refugees: Trauma counseling & livelihoods

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After over 11 years of successful work of reintegrating former child soldiers, our focus at the Grassroots Reconciliation Group shifted in 2018 to address the urgent new crisis in Uganda: the 1 million refugees from war-torn South Sudan. Here is a quick ...

Nov 2018 05

Meet Angela, a war survivor whose life is starting to be transformed

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Angela Adong was just 15 years old when she was kidnapped by the Lord’s Resistance Army rebels. During her time in captivity, she endured horrific treatment, including being gang raped by rebels. When Angela escaped from the LRA during a ...

Jul 2018 03

GRG is now using a post-harvest handling technique of solar dryer

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With support from Skills Development Facility, Private Sector Foundation, GRG was able to secure funding for post-harvest handling technique using solar dryer for fruits and vegetables, such as sweet bananas, mangos, pineapples, okra and eggplants. Our beneficiaries in the remote ...

Jun 2018 26

World Refugee Day

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The World Refugee Day is observed around the world on June 20th each year. This day marks the celebration of solidary with refugees across the world and is organized to raise public awareness about the global refugee situation. Uganda, one of ...

Jul 2017 18

Sowing the Seeds of Hope: Insights into GRG’s Livelihood Projects in Lamwo District

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By Wibke Angelike and Oturi Denish, As part of its commitment to work where it is most needed, GRG continues to target communities in Lamwo District. Currently, GRG groups are working on sustainable agriculture projects, particularly sunflower farming and beekeeping, to ...

Nov 2016 23

GRG’s adult literacy program leads to a community school!

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By Lei Hung During GRG’s last visit to Lubang Tek, chairman Okoya Bosco warmly welcomed our team. Bosco spent two years in the LRA captivity. When he returned he spent ten years in an internally displaced persons camp before finally returning ...

Sep 2016 21

‘Participating in a GRG group changed my life’

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By Francis Opio “It’s unbelievable. When I returned I had nothing. Till GRG started working with us in Atiak me and my husband struggled to make both ends meet, and keep my family of seven- two sons, two daughters and ourselves ...

Jul 2016 22

GRG’s Community Theater Project Highlights Experience of Children in Conflict

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By Joel Alany Recently, GRG’s Warib Cingwa group gave a special performance addressing the remarkable fusion of the fates of children taken into captivity by northern Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The performance, under the theme “A Song of Evil Past ...

Jul 2016 08

The power of therapy: How a counselor’s phone call saved life!

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By Okidi Richard Owor Counseling has a huge impact in post-war communities, but it is one that is often hard to measure. The change that comes with counseling is seemingly invisible or at least difficult for the general public to notice. ...

May 2016 24

US Ambassador to Uganda visits Northern Uganda: a trip to the frontlines

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By Francis Opio As a partner to the US Mission in Uganda, Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) was honored to host the United States Ambassador recently.  During her visit, Ambassador Deborah Malac made statements on local radio that highlighted GRG’s recent programming ...

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