In March 2007, Sasha and Kasper, working with community leaders in Uganda, founded Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) to address the critical need of restoring war-torn communities across northern Uganda. With great dedication, they decided to personally fund a start-up. They assembled a dedicated Board of Directors who are convinced of GRG’s positive role in fostering peace in the region. In July 2007, GRG received U.S. 501(c)3 non-profit organization status and status as an NGO in Uganda.
Since 2007, GRG has worked with 54 groups and reached more than 2,800 former child soldiers directly, and impacted more than 10,000 individuals indirectly. Grassroots Reconciliation Group will work to support the needs of communities, continuing to expand and graduate GRG groups over the coming years.