In 2007, a group of former child soldiers in Acholibur, Uganda came together to discuss how they could help others returning from
Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) captivity. Since then, the Acholibur Peace Club has grown in membership and purpose, from twenty girls and twenty boys at its start, to an informal community group that now serves more than 200 war-affected youth.
Members of the club donate their time to work in landowners’ gardens, tend livestock, keep bees, and raise seedlings. The Club uses these proceeds to help war-affected young people when emergency cases arise: when a child mother cannot pay for medicine for her baby or a war orphan lacks the means to pay the parental contribution component of primary education.
CCF is supporting the youth with livelihood support, income generating activities, and training in psychosocial counseling. In 2011, members received an ox plow from CCF and beekeeping tools and training to support their activities.