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May 2013 14

Photo Blog – A Community Celebration of Dancing, Sports, and Drama in Apyetta

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By Opio Francis When we arrived at Apyeta parish, we were met by hundreds of community members calling “Wapwoyo bino,” meaning ‘thanks for coming.’ The groups of Bwola Rac (meaning ‘Lying is Bad’) and Timo Kica Ber (meaning ‘Forgiveness is Good’) ...

May 2013 02

Form, Storm, Norm, Perform: An expert’s view on group processes

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Theresa Jones, our Trauma and Psychosocial Advisor, examines the troubles faced by the group Warib Cing as covered in our recent blog post. Jones explains that all groups can face challenges, but that this is part of a natural ...

Apr 2013 24

Learning to work together: conflict resolution within GRG’s groups

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Reconciliation isn’t easy. Group work that bring together ex-combatants and other community members certainly isn’t. All of GRG’s groups go through challenging stages during their development. The group of Warib Cing (meaning ‘Let’s hold hands’) is no different. The group has ...

Apr 2013 16

We’re hiring – Program Director (Head of Mission)

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Apply now or forever hold your peace! The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) seeks a Program Director (Head of Mission) to head the office in Northern Uganda. GRG works on innovative peace-building and livelihood projects for the reintegration of former child ...

Apr 2013 09

Land conflicts in the Acholi sub-region: learning what we can do to help

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By Nicole Söller Land has always had important value in Acholiland and, unfortunately, has increasingly become a source of conflict in the region. Especially the massive resettlement process, which followed the 2006 ceasefire agreement, triggered more and more disputes over land due ...

Mar 2013 27

World renowned pianist Soheil Nasseri to perform GRG benefit concert in DC

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Concert with world renowned pianist Soheil Nasseri, April 10 Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St NW, Washington, DC 20005 Nasseri will play Rachmaninoff and Beethoven in a benefit concert for the ...

Mar 2013 11

Trauma among GRG’s groups – learning to ‘put down the shield’

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“Trauma is just human nature and people should not fear. We should educate others about this” – GRG Group Member Opodo Matuku (meaning ‘It Fell Freely’) is one of GRG’s beneficiary groups. Through group discussions the members have indentified trauma as ...

Feb 2013 25

Let the show begin! Training community theater leaders

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By Nicole Söller Slowly making their way across the crowded room, a dozen of cars try to carefully avoid bumping into one of the others. Not real cars of course; each car is made up of two people, one person being the ...

Feb 2013 11

Achieving independence: Community-based village savings and loan projects

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Village savings and loans activities – or bol li cup (pronounced bol lee chup), as it is locally called – are a crucial part of our work. This work has been an impressive spinoff by our group members of our ...

Feb 2013 04

Who needs rain? Group members overcoming dry season through ‘kitchen gardening’

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By Fred Ojok, GRG consultant While other areas of the world experience snow and winter, northern Uganda is normally hit by heavy sun and heat between December and April. The most extreme heat and dryness is near the Uganda-South Sudan border, ...

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