LRA commanders tell child soldiers, abductees and their subordinates that they are not welcome back home and will be killed by UN Peacekeepers if they try to return or surrender. Songs of forgiveness broadcast on FM radio exposing those lies are encouraging defections and surrenders at a rate that could help bring an end to Africa’s longest running war. The lyrics printed on the scarves are in Luo, the language of the Acholi people, they are actual verses from Dwog Paco (“Come Home”) songs, which The Voice Project records and distributes to FM radio stations throughout the currently LRA affected combat areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and South Sudan.
The UN has confirmed that Dwog Paco radio programming is being cited by most returnees as THE major factor in their decision to come out of the bush. Your purchase allows us to produce more “come home” radio programming, to record and distribute local “come home” broadcast songs and content, and to provide ongoing support for the United Nations DDR/RR (Disarmament, Demobilization, Repatriation, Reintegration, and Resettlement) efforts in the current LRA affected combat areas with funding for FM radio station construction and operation.