Impact South Sudan focuses on refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who have witnessed incredible violence, fled their homes, and suffered immensely because of lack of food, clean water, and shelter. Our primary goal is to bring sustainable development through economic empowerment, education, and programs for children at risk.
Confident Children Out of Conflict
Confident Children out of Conflict (CCC) is a South Sudanese NGO founded in 2007 to respond to the needs of vulnerable street children in Juba. The vision of Confident Children out of Conflict (CCC) is to provide vulnerable children with a safe space to sleep, eat, learn, and play in order that they can develop into young adults who have fulfilled their potential. CCC also works to support households as they develop a protective environment for safe reintegration of these children into their communities.
CCC has four main objectives:
- House orphans and at-risk children in a clean, joyful residential centre
- Educate children through school scholarships and extracurricular programs
- Reunify children with families when it is safe to do so
- Facilitate discussions and training on gender-based violence, HIV, healthy living, vocational skills, and small business development.
CCC’s target population are girls and young women in Juba that are victims of or at-risk for Gender Based Violence (GBV).
International Teams Canada specifically partners with CCC on the educational aspect the program. We will be coming alongside CCC to provide school fees, supplies, and uniforms for the girls that live at CCC in Juba.
Windows of Opportunity
South Sudan has had decades of unrest and civil war which has created an unstable environment for development. Windows of Opportunity works within the southern part of South Sudan close to the Ugandan border in Kajo Keji county among the Kuku tribe (a sub-group of the Bari people). Due to the war and unrest that has been a reality for South Sudan for decades, many people are now relying on subsistence farming and having trouble accessing life beyond subsistence. When surveyed, local farmers shared a desire to be able to pay medical bills, send children to school, and to put metal sheets on their houses.
The objective of Windows of Opportunity is to increase knowledge of effective farming methods and increase stable employment through the development of holistic farming cooperatives in the Kajo Keji county, and in doing so help break the cycle of poverty.
Visit the Windows of Opportunity web site here
Emmanuel Christian College is a powerhouse for change in South Sudan. God is working and moving in the hearts of wounded people to transform communities spiritually, culturally, and socially. Through the peace-building community of ECC, vocational training, and a modern student-centred approach to educating teachers, God is restoring lives and laying a foundation of trust and renewal that has the potential to impact the entire nation.
The vast majority of teachers in South Sudan lack appropriate training. Teaching is done by an old-fashioned “rote learning” method, where students who don’t learn fall behind and eventually drop out. In an environment where only students who can learn on their own are able to thrive, introducing a student-centred approach to teaching and learning has the power to transform the country. An education system that teaches literacy and higher-level thinking produces students who can assess, evaluate, and synthesize, which in turn lays a foundation for a stronger economy and improved social systems and infrastructure.
Every 28 graduates from the education program means 1,000 children will have qualified teachers in their classrooms. Not only are these graduates providing quality education for their students, they are also helping to train non-certified teachers presently in the school system. Students are breaking through learning obstacles and learning how to live at peace within their own families and with people from a different background. South Sudan is being changed life by life, classroom by classroom, and community by community.
Visit the Windows of Opportunity website here