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The Great Lakes Peace Foundation was founded on July 7, 2010 in the U.S.A. in Arizona. The founder and President Innocent R. Birume, who now lives in the United States, created the organization to bring back PEACE, Forgiveness, and to assist vulnerable people and victims of wars living in the Africa.


We are a non-profit organization that provides emergency relief, rehabilitation, development assistance, and program services to vulnerable communities victims of War, Rapes, and Social injustice in the Great Lakes Region of Africa. We advocate for enduring peace with a mission of mobilizing the communities, local leaders, and all involved in conflicts to become more engaged in the cause of peace-building in the Great Lakes Region of Africa. Our work include: 

  • Working with local religious leaders, school board members, as well as adult students in reenacting peace among tribes.

  • Contacting different tribal armies, militant and rebel groups; and community members.

  • Organizing training, meetings, and conferences in both urban and rural areas communicating forgiveness, love, peace and unity amongst all local groups.

  • Rallying local leaders and opposing armies by encouraging them to become peace mediators among the African refugees in the United States and those still in the Great Lakes Region of Africa... until all can say to one another.  “I am responsible for PEACE!”

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