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Oct 2012 03

GRG and the private sector: forging new linkages for successful economic reintegration

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By Christopher Maclay This September, GRG supported the establishment of an exciting new relationship between one of our groups and the agro-input retailer, EuroAfric. Warib Cing, a group of 35 ex-combatants and other community members in Lamin Adera, Gulu District, will ...

Sep 2012 27

When the rains come…

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Northern Uganda is currently in the middle of its second annual rainy season. This year, much of the region is facing particularly heavy rains, which have displaced up to 15,000 people in our working area. Luckily, none of GRG’s group ...

Sep 2012 11

Meet Onyac

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by Violet Akello Akera “When I returned home I had a lot of trauma – whenever I would see people gathered together (as we are doing now in the GRG group), I would think that they are rebels and ...

Aug 2012 20

Photo Story! Supporting groups to plan out their own reconciliation

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by Christopher Maclay In July and August, GRG is supporting all its current groups to produce Group Development Plans (Yup Me Dongo Dul in Acholi!). This is an exciting activity which empowers our groups to be the leaders of their own ...

Aug 2012 15

GRG produces its first agriculture report!

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As part of the Ambassador’s Self-Help Grant from the US Embassy in Kampala, GRG provided agricultural inputs and training for all of its groups in early 2012. Each group selected different inputs, with some opting for vegetable seeds, others for ...

Jul 2012 09

GRG goes mobile! Donate today using MTN’s Mobile Money service

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GRG has recently signed up to Mobile Money through MTN. This means that you can donate straight into GRG's account with only a few clicks of your mobile phone! Our mobile money account is at 0779126937. For those in Uganda, you ...

Jun 2012 29

Community reintegration in the news – more support needed!

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Last week, IRIN published a story emphasising the chronic under-funding for reintegration activities in Northern Uganda. An investigation has found that only 5,335 out of 26,288 ex-combatants granted amnesty have formally received reintegration support, with ministers citing a lack of funds. ...

May 2012 31

Drama! Our innovative new partnership on Community Theater with the Justice and Reconciliation Project

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GRG teams up with the Justice and Reconciliation Project to facilitate an innovative reconciliation-through-theater project by Christopher Maclay This May, GRG established an exciting partnership with the Justice and Reconciliation Project (JRP) which will see two groups piloting an innovative reconciliation-through-theater project. In ...

Apr 2012 16

Acclaimed pianist Soheil Nasseri returns to Washington, April 20, in concert for Kony’s child soldiers

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Returning to Washington, DC for the first time since his highly acclaimed concert at Strathmore Hall (Washington Post), pianist Soheil Nasseri will perform Prokofiev, Beethoven, and Schubert in a recital on Friday, April 20th, 2012 in Old Town Alexandria.  The ...

Apr 2012 02

A warm welcome to Chris Maclay, our new Project Coordinator

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Christopher Maclay comes to GRG with a background in youth, conflict and livelihoods. He has worked with hard-to-reach youth in a range of contexts, from evaluating projects for former child soldiers in Liberia, to managing a youth entrepreneurship project in ...

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