Help support our Peace Ambassador Jane Ekayu's mission and program to bring peace to Ugandan families. This fundrasier supports projects that generate income and support for abducted young (teenage) mothers and their children born in captivity. The projects include education, counseling, and vocational training for the girls.
“Healing is beginning. It’s a process. It’s not going to be overnight, but we know that when the children come to a place where they can forgive, they find peace, and that peace inside them goes out to the next person around them. It then goes out to their community, then to their country and then overflows to the world.” - Jane Ekayu
More than 65,000 children in the northern region of Uganda were forcibly abducted and recruited into Joseph Kony's Ugandan guerrilla militia known as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). During its two-decade long insurgency, most of these children were severely beaten and many were forced to kill. Young girls were abducted and given to soldiers as "wives," leading them to give birth as young as 14 years old. These young mothers were then forced to raise their children in captivity with little or no education. The impact has been devastating.
Jane Ekayu is a Ugandan counselor and trauma therpaist based in Lira, Uganda. For more than a decade, Jane has helped thousands of former child soldiers, children who have lost parents to war, young mothers who were abducted as girls and children born in captivity. Jane's program, Children of Peace Uganda, supports children affected by war and nurtures their long-term healing and empowerment.
Jane and the counselors at Children of Peace Uganda provide a unique, holistic healing program centered around reconciliation and forgiveness. The program includes art therapy, yoga, dance, theatre, counseling, education, and vocational training. Through the power of love and forgiveness, this extraordinary program transforms children of war into inspiring ambassadors for global peace.
Jane Ekayu frequently travels across the globe to speak about child advocacy and human rights for former child soldiers, as well as education and economic development for women in emerging economies. She has presented in the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York, at the International Criminal Court in Hague, and she continues to deliver her message of peace and empowerment to organizations, schools, and churches worldwide.
This fundrasier helps Peace Ambassadors support projects that generate income and support for abducted young mothers and their children born in captivity. Programs include education, counseling, and vocational training for the girls.
Video on CrowdRise OpertaionGirl campaign page appears courtesy of childrenofpeaceuganda.com, including video footage from the documentary, Children of War (2009), filmed and directed by Bryan Single.