There is a dire need to get the kids surrounding the Virunga National Park to the Park itself to see for themselves how important the animals and forests are to their future. Their lives now are consumed with the chronic stresses of survival and struggle related to the military insurgence in their midst and the resulting impacts on their families. The Gorilla Bus will literally be a vehicle for change in their own lives as they are safely transported and cared for between their homes and the Park. Visits will include playing soccer and table tennis, eating great food, learning about their famous backyard and its famous inhabitants. Park rangers will become friends and not militants, giving them a perspective that will hopefully building peace and a growing prosperity for their home.