Youth & Skill Development Project

Women and the Youth in South Sudan face enormous challenges related to occupation, conflict, deep rural poverty, food insecurity and lack of extracurricular activities. The need to maintain traditional agricultural practices grows as the consequences of Occupation and conflict threaten farming livelihoods. As the just ended 22 year civil war deny South Sudanese the right to access agricultural areas and trade restrictions limit the achievements of the agriculture sector. High unemployment and underemployment coupled with the high cost of non-food items continues to impact food security negatively, especially among poor rural households and female-headed households.

To combat challenges facing young Women and Youth in South Sudan, Forum for Community Change and Development (FOFCOD) launched an Entrepreneurship skill Development project for the rural poor women and youth South Sudan.

This project takes an innovative approach to empowering youn Women and the Youth in Southern Sudan through self-esteem raising and life skills teaching. Using the Entrepreneurship skill Development as a model for life, Women, Orphans and Vulnerable Children, War affected communities, Internally Displaced children and their families and the Youth learn Entrepreneurship skills while developing corresponding life lessons like setting goals, importance of personal space for growth, and teamwork.

The participants are encouraged to develop healthy and positive skills using cultural activities to keep local traditions alive. By providing a safe social space for boys and girls, the schools address gender sensitivity, child protection, psycho-social support, nutrition, and education and business skills. By developing Entrepreneurship skills, Women, Orphans and Vulnerable Children, War affected communities, Internally Displaced children and their families and the Youth learn the importance of sustainable development practices and the environment.


 

FOFCOD, 

Off ministries Rd, 300m walk From American Residence

after South Sudan Human rights Commission, Juba, South Sudan, 

Tel: +211955875181, 

Website: www.fofcod.org