Our Partners

Youth Leaders for Restoration and Development (YOLRED)

Areas of Focus

Health and Wellness
Youth Empowerment

YOLRED is designed and driven by former abductees in Northern Uganda to serve as a platform for former child soldiers and other victims to support each other in creating meaningful, productive lives through skills development, capacity building, and education on fair justice, agriculture, land rights, and livelihood opportunities.

Geoffrey Omony

Co-Founder & Executive Director

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Geoffrey Omony leads YOLRED, an organization designed and implemented by former child soldiers with a great passion of bringing peace and healing to the people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience. When founding YOLRED, Geoffrey created, designed, and led a research project which involved the collection of over 150 peer-to-peer interviews with former abductees about their experiences and time in captivity. The information was used to inform the organization’s mission, aims, purpose, and culture. Geoffrey is most recently managing a large project using music therapy to bring former combatants and their community together through performing and visual arts, as a means of providing emotional and psychological healing to assist with reintegration.Geoffrey has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management, BA in business management with Human resource and a Diploma in Development Studies. In 2018, he graduated as a Gather Fellow with the Goldin Institute as an expert in Community Social Driven change.

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