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Help to educate 1800 children in South Sudan

Requested by

Christian Mission for Development (CMD)

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

After years of civil wars between north and south Sudan – schools, churches, infrastructures and market centers in South Sudan were destroyed rendering the region desolate. With the prevailing peace and the independence of South Sudan from north Sudan on 9th July, 2011, now over 350,000 refugees and internally displaced persons have returned home and the number keeps increasing by the day.

The returning people have no hope for their children to access education and safe drinking water in the region; temporary schools are run under the trees but badly lack educational supplies and teachers. People are now facing the challenge of starting from scratch trying to settle and recover from long destruction/suffering; the communities fetch water from open pools and there is a constant outbreak of water related diseases. This community has had no opportunity to develop the basic skills and technology necessary to improve their lives for decades. More than 90% of the population cannot read or write.

What is your project and how will it help?

This project plans, with help from partners, to help restore access to education and safe drinking water for 1800 children (boys and girls) and to improve the adult literacy in Ayod County, South Sudan.

The community has donated 800 sq meters of land each to two school centers and has promised to offer labor to build the two schools once construction materials are supplied.

All donations received from partners will directly go to purchasing construction materials for 20 classrooms in two centers; provide education supplies, stationery and feeding program to 1800 children. Give 8 scholarships to the 8 most vulnerable orphans to studies in Kenya or Uganda high schools; recruits 17 teachers and non-teaching staff at the two school centers. These school centers will provide first-time access to basic primary education to children and improve adult literacy. Each center will be equipped with library and a space that will be used for community education. Two water boreholes will be drilled and installed in the two schools to supply safe drinking water to the schools and the surrounding communities. More than 60,000 people in Ayod’s Township will indirectly benefits from these two primary educational centers in South Sudan.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

Individuals and corporate partners are welcome to partner with us. Partners can contact us or make a project site visit, donate cash or non-cash items to the project.

Please detail the resources that you need.

This project needs monetary totaling to $250,000

This amount will cover the overall activities from start to finish i.e. the construction of 20 classrooms in the two centers, drill and install two boreholes in the two centers, supplies education materials, recruits and trains teachers. All these activities will be completed within 24 months, commencing upon the receipt of funding from the partner agency.

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Partnership types

Project funding; Provision of goods

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: South Sudan (Republic of)

Global issues

Community development; Education and training; Food security and nutrition; Water all (4)


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