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Dec 2019 11

GRG receives United Nations global award for intercultural innovation

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GRG was deeply honored by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group with the Intercultural Innovation Award, during the ceremony held on December 11, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. The selection process was highly competitive, with over ...

Aug 2019 22

Join us for an evening of Chopin to support GRG’s work

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Critically acclaimed pianist Soheil Nasseri will play an all-Chopin benefit concert in Washington DC to support GRG’s programs for former child soldiers and South Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda. The New York Times has called Nasseri “riveting and powerful”. When? Friday, September 20th, 2019 at 7pm ...

Aug 2019 16

Together for Peace: GRG’s Work with Refugees

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Since 2018, the Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) has been working to support South Sudanese refugees in the Palabek Refugee Settlement of northern Uganda, where over 50,000 refugees are currently housed. This builds on our work of reconciling and rehabilitating former ...

Jul 2019 22

Taking A Step With Refugees

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On World Refugee Day, GRG joined people around the world to commemorate the resilience and strength of refugees while also raising awareness of the global refugee situation. This year’s theme, “Step With Refugees”, served as a call for solidarity and ...

Dec 2018 27

Meet Ayaa, one of our inspiring participants and mother of 10

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In the spirit of the holiday season, I wanted to introduce you to Ayaa, one of our inspiring GRG participants in northern Uganda. Ayaa is a single mother of 10 children, not by choice but because her husband and one of ...

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 09

Exciting internship opportunity 2019! Peace building and fundraising Internship at GRG in Gulu, Northern Uganda

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The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) is looking for an intern to join our team in northern Uganda. GRG runs innovative peace building and livelihood projects that seek to rebuild war affected communities and promote reconciliation between South Sudanese refuges and ...

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 ...