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Aug 2016 26

Consultant, Organizational Start-up, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

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The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) is seeking a consultant to set up its projects and identify funding for work in North Kivu, eastern D.R. Congo. GRG is a small NGO that has organized conflict prevention, reintegration, and livelihoods programs for ...

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 ...

May 2016 23

Re-advertised: 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 ...

Apr 2016 20

GRG MAKES PSCYHOSOCIAL SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE BY TRAINING COMMUNITY MEMBERS AS PEER COUNSELORS

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By Francis Opio “I was only 7 when I shot the gun” said Komakech, a resident of Ayuu Alali in Lamwo District. The 20-year long war in Northern Uganda caused immense suffering to mostly the Acholi people and resulted in the ...

Feb 2016 11

Deadline extended: 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 ...

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. ...

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