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Jan 2012 11

Fired up! Reflections from my trip to our new projects “where no NGO has been before”

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What an inspiring experience. I was lucky to have spent my holiday break in Uganda, and inspiring is the first word I’d use to describe what I saw. (For a full slideshow of photos, click here). I slept on the remote ...

Dec 2011 05

We’re hiring! Project Coordinator in Post-conflict Northern Uganda

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Project Coordinator in Post-conflict Peace-building, Grassroots Reconciliation Group in Northern Uganda – Apply by January 18th The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) seeks a Project Coordinator to head the office in Northern Uganda, Gulu. GRG works on innovative peace-building and ...

Dec 2011 05

Training Under a Mango Tree. Meet Solomon, a GRG Agriculture Trainer

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By Federico Rodriguez On a hot sunny morning in the village of Laminadera in Northern Uganda, a group of 45 men and women gathered under the cooling shade of a mango tree to learn about the most effective techniques for vegetable ...

Dec 2011 05

Farming for a Brighter Future – New Video

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Eleven brothers and sisters is the number of siblings Evelyn lost to the Lord's Resistance Army.  She herself was abducted and held as a child soldier for five, grim years.  But, since Evelyn's involvement with GRG, she has been able ...

Nov 2011 25

“I was beaten twice to the point of death… Let’s farm together now and be all right”

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Atere, a member of the GRG group in Olwal, shares his insights on our projects and farming By Federico Rodriguez Cabbage, onions, and tomatoes have helped Atere Omot make a living for most of his life. The 40-year-old resident of Abole is ...

Nov 2011 09

“Thinking of the Future” through raising animals (Tam Pi Anyim)

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By Federico Rodriguez After a successful training in how to raise animals, members of the “Tam Pi Anyim” (Thinking of the Future) group in Palaro, were more than eager to get their hands dirty and start to raise their own animals.More ...

Nov 2011 01

Meet GRG’s newest intern!

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Natalia joined GRG this month as our Marketing Intern, based in Washington, DC. Natalia is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she studied French and Foreign Affairs, and was fortunate to spend her third year studying abroad in ...

Oct 2011 23

Following up Jacob from Don Cheadle’s book: From Torment to Triumph

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From fighting in major battles with the LRA to giving loans to vulnerable people in his community, Jacob has come a long way.  He was profiled in Don Cheadle and John Prendergast's book, and we have been working with him ...

Oct 2011 21

Child soldiers graduate in Olwal: Speeches of gratitude

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Our graduations of the most successful GRG groups are continuing!  Members from the Olwal group celebrated the conclusion of their GRG projects, which concluded with a training in how to successfully raise goats and earn income. For most of ...

Sep 2011 01

Have grant-writing skills and want to spend 3 months in Gulu?

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We're hiring! Development Internship in Post-conflict peace-building: Grassroots Reconciliation Group in Northern Uganda The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) seeks a Development Intern in Gulu, Northern Uganda to work on grants and monitoring for innovative projects for the reintegration of former child soldiers. ...

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