Children of Peace Uganda
Children of Peace Uganda is a nonprofit in Lira, Uganda with a mission to promote peace, human security and development for former child soldiers, child mothers and children born in captivity in northern Uganda. It seeks to rebuild lives of children and youth who have returned from being in captivity with the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army) through trauma therapy, education support, livelihood (income-generating projects) and advocacy.
Jane Ekayu is the executive director of Children of Peace Uganda. Jane has worked extensively as a child trauma therapist. She has worked directly with former child soldiers for over a decade to assist in their physical, emotional, and psychological healing as they are reintegrated back into their community. Jane has spoken at the United Nations General Assembly Hall, the International Criminal Court, the Amnesty International Film Festival, and the Vancouver International Film Festival. She continues the important work she has been immersed in for the past decade with the rest of her team in Lira, Uganda and the surrounding area.
Calvin Ogwang Ojuka
Calvin is the agricultural specialist and teacher for the pilot training program, Farming for Peace. He is from Lira, Uganda and has a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Extension from Makerere University in Kampala. Calvin is passionate about empowering farmers with agricultural skills and sharing platforms for farmers to organize and educate.