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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, ...

Jan 2013 16

Where our graduated groups are one year later: over 90% still working together

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By Christopher Maclay The Grassroots Reconciliation Group finished working with its first cohort of groups (involving more than 450 people) in late 2011. Given GRG’s commitment to impact and recording impact, we have recently been following up with these groups to ...

Jan 2013 07

Overcoming stigma: GRG responds to ‘finger pointing’ with innovative group therapy

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By Christopher Maclay Many of the former child soldiers and ex-combatants that GRG works with continue to be stigmatized because of their past. At the community level, stories of formerly abducted people being excluded from community life are common. One young ...

Dec 2012 19

Land conflict no more! Community theater wows one community

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By Christopher Maclay In May 2012, we began an exciting partnership with the Justice and Reconciliation Project (JRP) to pilot an innovative community theater approach which facilitates processes of problem examination and solving, develops empathy among participants, and encourages reconciliation. Two ...

Dec 2012 13

An exciting new video highlighting our work

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"They tried to make us kill a person who tried to escape, and if you refused, they would kill you for disobeying orders," said Evelyn, in this new video by the Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) in northern Uganda. See how ...

Dec 2012 03

Overcoming the past through cleansing

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By Francis Opio and Christopher Maclay Muduu North-West village is located less than 6 miles from the Uganda-South Sudan border in Lamwo District. The village has a violent history from the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) war in northern Uganda. Due to its ...

Nov 2012 30

GRG is seeking a intern in post-conflict peacebuilding

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The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) is a dynamic conflict resolution/development organization working to facilitate the reintegration of ex-combatants in Northern Uganda. GRG seeks a Development Intern to be based in Gulu, Northern Uganda to contribute to monitoring and impact evaluation, ...

Nov 2012 26

Celebrating a new group’s first harvest! Kica Ber!

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By Chris Maclay and Francis Opio Recently, the group Kica Ber (meaning ‘Being Kind is Good’) from Abole, about an hour from Gulu town, harvested a 2-acre maize (corn) garden. GRG had provided agricultural inputs and training as part of a ...

Nov 2012 06

Lights, Camera, (almost) Action! GRG groups prepare for community theatre performance

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By Opio Francis and Christopher Maclay Earlier this year, GRG embarked on a partnership with the Justice and Reconciliation Project (JRP) to pilot an innovative community theatre approach which supports groups to explore problems faced in their communities, and to explore ...

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