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The people of Uganda have witnessed unspeakable atrocities. For a period of 20 years, war and all the horrors that come with it, ravaged the nation and left its people broken. With more than 1.8 million Ugandans labeled as IDP (Internally Displaced Persons), coupled with 60,000 children abducted and used as child soldiers and sex slaves, the pain in Uganda is real. The conflict ended in 2007, but it’s difficult to even fathom how one can go back to leading a “normal” life afterwards. The rebels strategically targeted civilians creating “massive Internally Displaced Peoples (IDP) camps throughout the region depriving children and youth of the basic opportunities such as education, activities, and sport.”
Far away in Gulu, a beautiful city in northern Uganda, a movement has begun. As a nation slowly embarks upon its healing process, some turn to sport. In this particular case, we turn to rugby. This movement is spearheaded by Canadian based nonprofit organization called Gainline Africa. Working with Gulu’s senior rugby club, the Gulu Elephants, Gainline has been able to establish and sustain after-school rugby programs at nine local high schools.