Join us for an evening of Chopin to support GRG’s work

Critically acclaimed pianist Soheil Nasseri will play an all-Chopin benefit concert in Washington DC to support GRG’s programs for former child soldiers and South Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda. The New York Times has called Nasseri “riveting and powerful”. When? Friday, September 20th, 2019 at 7pm followed by a reception with wine and snacks Where? Church of the Epiphany 1317 GContinue reading “Join us for an evening of Chopin to support GRG’s work”

Together for Peace: GRG’s Work with Refugees

Since 2018, the Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) has been working to support South Sudanese refugees in the Palabek Refugee Settlement of northern Uganda, where over 50,000 refugees are currently housed. This builds on our work of reconciling and rehabilitating former child soldiers from the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and their war-affected communities in the region.Continue reading “Together for Peace: GRG’s Work with Refugees”

Meet Ayaa, one of our inspiring participants and mother of 10

In the spirit of the holiday season, I wanted to introduce you to Ayaa, one of our inspiring GRG participants in northern Uganda. Ayaa is a single mother of 10 children, not by choice but because her husband and one of her sisters were abducted as child soldiers and killed by the LRA rebels. When we met her,Continue reading “Meet Ayaa, one of our inspiring participants and mother of 10”

Our new projects with South Sudanese refugees: Trauma counseling & livelihoods

After over 11 years of successful work of reintegrating former child soldiers, our focus at the Grassroots Reconciliation Group shifted in 2018 to address the urgent new crisis in Uganda: the 1 million refugees from war-torn South Sudan. Here is a quick summary of who we are and what we do.  Summary: War trauma healing & economic empowermentContinue reading “Our new projects with South Sudanese refugees: Trauma counseling & livelihoods”

Exciting internship opportunity 2019! Peace building and fundraising Internship at GRG in Gulu, Northern Uganda

The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) is looking for an intern to join our team in northern Uganda. GRG runs innovative peace building and livelihood projects that seek to rebuild war affected communities and promote reconciliation between South Sudanese refuges and Ugandan host communities. This involves a broad range of locally designed interventions, including livelihoods, microfinance,Continue reading “Exciting internship opportunity 2019! Peace building and fundraising Internship at GRG in Gulu, Northern Uganda”

Meet Angela, a war survivor whose life is starting to be transformed

Angela Adong was just 15 years old when she was kidnapped by the Lord’s Resistance Army rebels. During her time in captivity, she endured horrific treatment, including being gang raped by rebels. When Angela escaped from the LRA during a firefight four years later, she returned directly to her community, not going through any receptionContinue reading “Meet Angela, a war survivor whose life is starting to be transformed”

GRG is now using a post-harvest handling technique of solar dryer

With support from Skills Development Facility, Private Sector Foundation, GRG was able to secure funding for post-harvest handling technique using solar dryer for fruits and vegetables, such as sweet bananas, mangos, pineapples, okra and eggplants. Our beneficiaries in the remote villages in Ngomooromo, Lamwo District, which is the border of South Sudan, participated in aContinue reading “GRG is now using a post-harvest handling technique of solar dryer”