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 ...

Dec 2012 01

What we do

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GRG facilitates the reconciliation and reintegration of former child soldiers of Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army with their communities in northern Uganda. We started projects in Uganda in 2006, working with 425 people. Projects are done through groups. Each group has 15 ...

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 ...

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 ...