12 YEAR OLD BOY


»I want to be a doctor so I can take care of my family.«
»I want to be a doctor so I can take care of my family.«

Famine relief and education

SOUTH SUDAN | Education
Initial position

After years of war, people's supplies are exhausted. The conditions are unimaginable and help is urgently needed.

In the war-torn country, children are the hardest hit, caught between the fronts, homeless, forgotten, hopeless. The literacy rate is 34.5%. Most families cannot afford the school fees and school transport or are dependent on the girls for household chores. In addition, most schools are totally overcrowded and the children in classes with up to 100 students hardly learn anything.

Commitment

The alarmingly low level of literacy (34.5%) is one of the main factors nipping the prospect of a hopeful future in the bud for the population of South Sudan, which is plagued by hunger. AVC is therefore making targeted investments in local schooling.

In order for this project to have a long-term effect, AVC is also committed to training and equipping the local population.

CHALLENGES
South Sudan is one of the poorest countries in Africa. Underdevelopment as a result of decades of war, seasonal flooding, periods of drought, famine and disease epidemics gives little hope to the traumatized population. The situation remains unpredictable and complex. The number of people in need of humanitarian aid is steadily increasing.
OBJECTIVES
Up to 1,500 children from different villages in the Aradeb/Nuba Mountains region receive schoolin. Two meals a day are planned.
Capital Juba
Area 644 329 km2
Population 12,9 Mio
Life expectancy 57 years
Child mortality 96,4 (per 1000)
Alphabetization 34,5%
Religions
76,8% Christians
21% African religions
2,2% Muslims
Between the fronts


Armistice yes, peace no. This is the current situation between Sudan and South Sudan. Accordingly, the situation is always tense and uncertain.

(Video in German)
Between the fronts


Armistice yes, peace no. This is the current situation between Sudan and South Sudan. Accordingly, the situation is always tense and uncertain.

(Video in German)
Factsheet

A factsheet for this project can be downloaded here. For further information and for a project presentation, please contact us. Thank you very much.

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Daniel Stähli | Marketing and communication
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