GRG Receives U.S. Ambassador’s Award to Support Women Survivors of War

GRG is pleased to announce that we have received an award from the U.S. Embassy in Uganda to support an innovative livelihood project for women survivors of war in Lamwo District, northern Uganda. The support will come through the U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program.The project is aimed at strengthening the economic resilience and improving household income ofContinue reading “GRG Receives U.S. Ambassador’s Award to Support Women Survivors of War”

GRG receives United Nations global award for intercultural innovation

GRG was deeply honored by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group with the Intercultural Innovation Award, during the ceremony held on December 11, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. The selection process was highly competitive, with over 1,200 applications from 128 countries, with GRG taking 2nd place. Our selected project was the “ChildContinue reading “GRG receives United Nations global award for intercultural innovation”

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”

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”

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”