GlobeMed at UW-Madison partners with the Children of Peace in Lira, Uganda to support children and youth directly affected by war.
GlobeMed at the University of Wisconsin - Madison + Children of Peace
GlobeMed at the University of Wisconsin – Madison | Madison, Wisconsin
Children of Peace | Lira, Uganda
66,000 children are thought to have been forcibly abducted and recruited into the Ugandan guerrilla militia known as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) during its two-decade long insurgency in the northern region of Uganda (1986-2006).
About the Partnership
Children of Peace is a non-profit organization that supports the well-being and empowerment of youth and children affected by the two decades of armed conflict in northern Uganda. Founded by a former trauma therapist for former child soldiers, Children of Peace hopes to provide holistic support that provides youth with the tools and resources they need to be mentally and physically healthy. The organization’s approach ranges in advocacy, economic, educational, psychosocial, and physical health programming.
Since 2015, GlobeMed at UW-Madison has raised over $6,000 to support Children of Peace’s projects.
GlobeMed at UW-Madison and Children of Peace are working to provide support and economic viability to households of youth and children directly affected by war. Programs include supporting households with beehives so that families can use apiary farming as a form of income generation and establishing a savings and loan association to promote community investment and individual empowerment. Through these projects, the partners expect to stimulate funding that increases school retention, improves the social status and working relationship among beneficiaries, and increases the viability of apiary farming in the community.
GlobeMed at UW-Madison aims to raise $6,000 to improve income generation projects for youth affected by the armed conflict in Lira, Uganda.