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WAR IN NORTHERN UGANDA
SURVIVING THE BUSH
THE FATE OF THE FAMILY
FIRST STEPS OF RECOVERY
AUNTIE GRACE’S SUPPORT
War Child’s programme in Northern Uganda
War Child helped to improve the psychosocial wellbeing of children and youth affected by the conflict in Northern Uganda. War Child offered support to children in IDP-camps and villages. Children who are internally displaced, night commuters and many former child soldiers. They were abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army, led by Joseph Kony.
In order to learn the skills to make them more resilient, children participate in a series of creative workshops. Participants are children who go to school but have behavioural problems as a result of their living conditions (including former child soldiers, orphans, and abused and neglected children).
Photography: © Michiel Bles, 2007, all rights reserved.
These workshops help children cope with their emotions, with other people and with conflict. Mutual respect, understanding and friendship are encouraged.
BACK TO THE VILLAGE
ABOUT JOSEPH KONY
This multimedia production has been made by Michiel Bles, freelance multimedia maker in close cooperation with War Child Holland. This Dutch NGO provides psychosocial support to children affected by armed conflict. Denish has been a child soldier in the civil war in Northern Uganda. He was forced to join the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in their fight for control over the Northern part of the African country.
Denish’ interview was done February 2017. In 2017 War Child Holland closed the programme in Uganda after being active in the country for 12 years.
All footage and images are copyright protected. The music used is part of the YouTube audio library and Freemusicarchive.org, composed by the following artists: Chris Zabriskie, Huma-Huma, Julie Maxwell and Kevin MacLeod.