Forgiveness & Reconciliation
Reconciliation is the act of restoring friendly relations as when former enemies agree to an amicable truce. Such as has been accomplished between countries, provinces, states, tribes etc. Reconciliation means accepting the previously unacceptable. The G L P F will enhance the prospects for societies that are tolerant and live in harmony together in the region.
• GLPF helps reconcile and restore relationships within local neighborhoods with a mixture of opposing African tribes and ethnicities within the region and abroad.
• GLPF helps conflicting tribes unite by endorsing reconciliation via forgiveness.
Bishop Desmond Tutu established the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and was active until the sharing of common truth. The purpose was to reveal past wrongdoing by a government or particular individuals, in hope of resolving remaining conflicts. As part of the peacemaking strategy, confession and cohabitation were necessary.
Shelter & Infrastructure
Great Lakes Peace Foundation will meet the immediate needs of victims of civil conflicts and violence in the Great Lakes Region by providing food rations, clean water, essential non-food items, transitional shelter, and emergency medical services.
Beyond emergency situations, field teams will provide long term health and nutrition services to communities by supplying medical needs to clinics and assisting health workers in training. Great Lakes Peace Foundation also will provides water and sanitation programming, providing communities with access to clean water, decreasing the incidence of communicable diseases, and improving the quality of life.
Social & Economic Empowerment
Constant civil conflicts in the Great Lakes region have to lead to forced migration, long-term refugee problems in the region, destruction of infrastructures (health centers and schools), and cripples regional stability, which in turn, stifles economic and social development of the region.