Innovative Projects for Former Child Soldiers and Refugees
We support former child soldiers, refugees, and war-affected communities in northern Uganda to help heal war trauma, rebuild their lives, and reconcile through locally designed projects.
Our Impact in 2019
2,623 former child soldiers and refugees reached with our programs
153 new small businesses created through entrepreneurship training
500+ children attended school continuously for the first time
Addressing the psychological impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable communities in Lamwo, Northern Uganda.
The past-conflict environment, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the influx of refugees fleeing conflict from South Sudan, have aggravated the mental health condition of many people in Northern Uganda. GRG addresses these problems by providing trauma-healing workshops, anti-stigma training, and counseling sessions.
ABC News published an op-ed by three of our board members, Michael “Mick” Mulroy, Eric Oehlerich, and Sasha Lezhnev. Excerpts are below – read the full piece here. Analysis: How the US can combat theContinue reading “Our op-ed in ABC News: Combating Child Soldiering”
Meet Simon, one of GRG’s trained community peer counselors who lives 15 miles (25km) from the Uganda/South Sudan border in Madi Opei, Lamwo District. Simon was born while his mother was captive as aContinue reading “Meet Simon, a Peer Counselor: Building resilience for children born as LRA captives”
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The Grassroots Reconciliation Group is a non-profit organization, registered as a 501(c)3 public charity in the United States and registered as a local NGO in Uganda. Over 95% of funds go directly to support GRG programs in northern Uganda.
Grassroots Reconciliation Group
Plot 43 Mama Cave Close (next to Ivory Guest House)
PO Box 1371, Gulu, Uganda
In the US:
1400 Kirby Rd
McLean, VA 22101