Suzi Bullen: “Driving is not just a skill but a chance to serve my fellow South Sudanese”
Suzi's goal is to do her part in delivering World Vision's commitment to the communities no matter how difficult.
“Women humanitarians are in an uphill battle; thankfully the tribe is growing"
"I carry the weight of every woman & child’s story as a reminder of their challenges, their strengths and accomplishments."
Dora Wani’s 16 years as a humanitarian serving South Sudanese communities
Dora's father pleaded for her not to take the job in an internally-displaced camp fearing for her safety but she felt it was her calling to go.
A humanitarian and a mother in South Sudan: Janet’s inspiring story of persistence
Janet was determined to show to everyone that women should not just be tied in the kitchen. "We can contribute to society."
The daily transport grind is over; 300 South Sudanese girls get bicycles
Three hundred girls and young mothers in South Sudan's Yambio County recently received bicycles that they can use in going to school, helping their families and community. Sentina shared she wants to study and become her country's Minister of Health.
South Sudan’s communities welcome new wave of women entrepreneurs
Supported by the UK Government's Department for International Development, the BRACE II Project empowers women in the communities who are the ones taking care of their families. When a family is hungry, a woman is the first to bear the burden.
Keji says no to child marriage and yes to education
Her parents tried to force her into an early marriage with a man she has not even met. But Keji refused and stood her ground. Together with her teacher, she found support from World Vision's team and the local leaders who convinced her parents the value of sending a girl to school.
Once a refugee, this South Sudanese is now a mines risk educator
As the fighting raged in her village in South Sudan, Susan had to flee to Uganda with her family. Along the way, she saw the impact of war on young children like her and the suffering it brought to families. Years later, her family went back to the country finding all that they have burned to ashes.
My life as a refugee seeing the atrocities of war and what it did to South Sudanese children
We can find heroes in our own midst. Dennis Ayume, now World Vision's Admin Manager in South Sudan, had to walk for days to Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo), witnessed the death of his mother and gave up his own dreams for a time to be able to support his family.
South Sudan’s women farmers rise to help end hunger in their own communities
“The world is changing, we need to learn new things to keep up. Even our neighbours are now aware of the importance of savings. We try to share what we learn with others.”
79 former child soldiers graduate from vocational training program in South Sudan
In his keynote address, Gbudue State Governor Hon. Badagbu Daniel said “no child should be recruited into the military again” as he reminded the state and other government officials to strengthen the reintegration support for children who have been released.
Netherlands Ambassador Janet Alberda: “You are making a change in people’s lives”
Ambassador Janet Alberda said the joint effort of WFP and World Vision is making an impact in the lives of the South Sudanese people.
Unexploded ordnances from South Sudan’s conflict continue to pose danger to communities
Over 20,000 people reached with awareness campaign but the danger still exists in many areas in the country.
World Vision has been working in South Sudan since 1989 and has served over 1.3 million people, more than 600,000 of them children, through our humanitarian work. Our operations cover four major zones: Juba, Upper Nile, Warrap and Western Equatoria.
We were one of the few organizations that provided assistance during war to the displaced populations in what was then the Southern Sudan region of Sudan, until after the birth of the Republic of South Sudan.
The widespread violence during the country’s 5th anniversary of independence made the humanitarian emergency even worse. Food insecurity continue to plague over 7 million people and a recent UN report stated that an estimated 360,000 children under five suffer severe malnutrition.
James’s story, a former child soldier
Water is Life
We have provided over 212,000 people with clean water in South Sudan. Apart from promoting good health and hygiene, these girls will no longer have to walk for miles to get their supply. It is right next to their houses.
With hot and healthy food served in school meal program, children like Kon can focus on their studies and learn more. It looks yummy!
World Vision has over 1,000 staff working in four zones in South Sudan: Juba, Upper Nile, Warrap and Western Equatoria. Working in a fragile context not only requires competence and skills it also requires commitment and courage.
It Takes A Nation
More than 19,000 children in South Sudan are associated with armed groups and the long-running conflict. This has to stop.