South Sudan | Hunger aid and education (active)

Hunger aid and education

South Sudan / Crisis & war zones

South Sudan is one of the poorest countries of Africa. It is underdeveloped as a result of decades of war, seasonal floods, droughts, famines and epidemics of disease. As such it leaves little hope for a traumatized population.

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Hunger aid and education

Initial situation and challenges

After years of war, people’s supplies are exhausted. The conditions are unimaginable, and help is urgently needed. In this country shaped by war, children are most affected. Between the fronts they are homeless, forgotten and hopeless. South Sudan’s literacy rate lies at 34.5%. Most family cannot afford the cost of education or money for the school bus. Girls are often used to help out at home. Even if they manage to send their children to school, most classrooms are overcrowded with up to 100 pupils per class, the children are unable to learn properly in such an environment. 
 
AVC humanitarian aid gives support in education and hunger aid.
  • Important facts
    • Capital
    • Juba
    • Area
    • 644 329 km2
    • Inhabitants
    • 12,9 millions
    • Life expectancy
    • 57 years
    • Child mortality rate
    • 96,4 (per 1000)
    • Literacy
    • 34,5%
    • Religion
    • 76,8% Christians
    • 21% African religions
    • 2,2% Muslims
  • Capital
  • Juba
  • Area
  • 644 329 km2
  • Inhabitants
  • 12,9 millions
  • Life expectancy
  • 57 years
  • Child mortality rate
  • 96,4 (per 1000)
  • Literacy
  • 34,5%
  • Religion
  • 76,8% Christians
  • 21% African religions
  • 2,2% Muslims

Aims

1,500 children from different villages in the Aradeb / Nuba mountains region receive education and two meals a day.

AVC humanitarian aid supports local staff to build huts and obtaining various materials, so that the children can be taught and fed.

»I want to be a doctor, so that I can care for my family«

12 year old boy in South Sudan

Commitment

Long-lasting change of perspective through education and hunger aid

The alarmingly low literacy (34.5%) is for the hunger-pained people of South Sudan a main factor, through which the light of a hopeful future is snuffed out.

AVC humanitarian aid gets specifically involved in education and hunger aid on site. 1,500 children of the Aradeb / Nuba mountains region shall be educated in three, age-appropriated schools. Since the families do not have enough food and money, the children will receive two meals a day.

In effort for this project to succeed long-term, AVC humanitarian aid promotes education for the locals and equips them with the necessary learn materials, as well as school- and kitchen supplies.

It only needs CHF 34,000 a year to employ 34 people. Those employees and their families receive with CHF 80 a month a secure income. It will be them, who will teach and feed the 1,500 children and with it, they will give them hope and the possibility of a positive future.

Financing needs

Cost of 2 meals a day for 1,500 children

Salaries (5 people)

CHF 5,300

Utensils, crockery and transport

CHF 4,100

Food

CHF 65,500

Cost for 3 schools

Salaries (29 people)

CHF 28,600

Administration

CHF 6,200

School supplies

CHF 11,000

Total 2021

Total project costs 2021

CHF 120,700

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