South Sudan

Improves education quality with teacher training and creates protective environments for street children, especially victims or those at risk of Gender-Based Violence.
Our Local Partners
We partner with Emmanuel Christian College to provide teacher training and education
We partner with Confident Children out of Conflict (CCC) to rescue children fleeing from violence
Our Impact In 2023
children were rescued from violence, receive education and are safe at the CCC compound
men and women are attending receiving post-secondary education
South Sudan
Poverty Issues

South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, faces complex challenges amid its rich cultural diversity. Issues include conflict-driven displacement, inadequate healthcare, and limited educational access. With a significant poverty rate, of around 82%, urgent efforts are vital for stability, reconstruction, and improving the well-being of its populace.

How We Help

In the war-torn region of South Sudan, our partners, Emmanuel Christian College (ECC) and Confident Children Out of Conflict (CCC), are actively working to confront and overcome the profound educational challenges that plague the nation. In this context, where access to quality education is severely limited, ECC emerges as a beacon of hope, pioneering innovative teaching methods that have the potential to revolutionize the educational landscape.

ECC is on a mission to bring about positive change by introducing transformative teaching approaches. By implementing cutting-edge educational methodologies, ECC aims not only to impart knowledge but also to catalyze a broader societal transformation. The college envisions a South Sudan where education becomes a key driver for economic and social progress, fostering a generation equipped with the skills and mindset necessary to navigate the challenges ahead.

CCC plays a crucial role in addressing the plight of vulnerable street-connected children in South Sudan. Particularly focusing on the well-being of girls who are at heightened risk of Gender-Based Violence (GBV), CCC provides a refuge where these children receive more than just shelter. CCC offers a comprehensive support system, including education and life skills training, preparing these young individuals for eventual reintegration into families and society.

The multifaceted approach of CCC not only addresses immediate concerns but also empowers marginalized youth to break free from the cycle of poverty and violence. By combining education with life skills training, CCC ensures that the children under their care are equipped not only with academic knowledge but also with the tools necessary for personal and societal development.

Impact Story

In 2020, Sowila enrolled in the teacher's training program, commencing a journey that would test her resilience. Throughout her studies, she faced learning difficulties across various subjects in the diploma in education. Concerns were voiced about her ability to complete the training, as she encountered failure and had to retake many exams.

In early 2022, Sowila joined the class, and upon reviewing her work, the initial reaction was skepticism about her suitability for the program. Expressing concerns, there was surprise at her bold sense of determination. She insisted that while things at ECC were challenging for her, she needed time and a second chance. Despite doubts, she was given the benefit of the doubt, and prayers were offered for her success.

Sowila persisted, undergoing numerous redos and supplementary exams for the course, narrowly passing in the end. As the course concluded, reservations about her performance were shared with the Head of Department, suggesting she might need additional support. Similar concerns were echoed, and together, prayers were offered for wisdom, asking the Lord to guide Sowila to her true calling.

Time passed, and amid administrative duties, track of Sowila's progress was lost. However, during the final teaching practice for third-year education students, her name became a topic of discussion under the shade of the big mango tree. This time, it wasn't because she was the weakest, but rather the best teacher in the classroom.

A lecturer shared an awe-inspiring account of supervising Sowila's outdoor class. Onlookers, including people from the neighborhood and passersby, were captivated as they witnessed this once struggling student now deeply engaging with her learners. In witnessing the transformative power of the Lord in Sowila's life, all expressed gratitude and acknowledgment—praising and giving glory to Jesus. This, indeed, is the essence of Emmanuel Christian College.

Get Involved

Tackling poverty is a team effort. Here’s how you can help:
Support the work happening in South Sudan by making a one-time donation, or becoming a long-term term donor by joining the Pulse.
Join in the work being done to serve South Sudanese in need right now - start an online fundraising campaign or plan a fundraising event.
We are not currently sending Impact Teams to South Sudan due to ongoing security issues. However, we are sending Impact Teams to other countries, please click here to learn more.