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Southern Sudan Initiatives, Inc. (“SSII”) was established on July 24, 2008 to provide various methods of support to the people of South Sudan, with a particular focus on reuniting families of the Lost Boys and Girls and empowering them with knowledge and other resources to foster sustainable development.
We are focusing on five areas of development that will allow us to educate the local people in a variety of fields, giving them more opportunities to achieve their dreams.
Education is essential to promoting positive change. We want to utilize education as our primary tool for development, encompassing both classes and actual experience.
We will provide school supplies, textbooks and tuition fees to improve primary and secondary educational opportunities and eventually we want to build a primary school in the village of Bor that will foster the learning of the future leaders of South Sudan.
We want to promote self-sufficiency in Southern Sudan by fostering a climate allowing small businesses to thrive.
Educating small business owners about process improvements, providing funding through micro-investments, and teaching business classes that will allow local citizens to engage in entrepreneurial activity are key activities in developing the infrastructure of South Sudan.
We want to develop plots of land for agricultural development that will assist local farmers and ranchers in adopting more modern agricultural techniques to boost crop yields and efficiency, allowing them to become completely self-sufficient.
We are passionate about promoting sustainability as a method of increasing income, providing jobs and developing local communities.
A fundamental necessity of life that most developed countries take for granted; we will bring clean water to the villages of South Sudan by digging wells throughout the country.
This will aid in improving basic health and hygiene, while preventing diseases and contributing to the development of a health clinic. The locals will have more time to engage in other activities if they don’t have to travel as far to access clean water.
Teaching classes about basic sanitation techniques, training local medical professionals, distributing medicinal supplies, and building a health clinic in the village of Bor will greatly improve the local communities.
For the first time, local citizens will be provided with basic healthcare services such as wound disinfection, pre-natal care and child delivery among others.
There is a lot you can do to help us change lives...
If you would like to contribute your time and talent to helping the South Sudanese, we would love to hear from you! We are seeking volunteers with experience in fundraising, grant-writing, accounting & bookkeeping, teaching and teacher training, and more. Don’t hesitate to send us an email because with more support, we can bring more change!
We understand that not everyone has the time to personally volunteer or take on projects. By supporting our cause through a tax-deductible donation, we will be able to provide more resources and aid to the people of South Sudan. To see a cost-breakdown of how your donations can be used, click here.
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You can help the people of South Sudan simply by making others aware of their plight. Writing a letter, sending an email or liking our website on your Facebook page can help spur change by getting others involved.
Who We Are
The Board of Directors
He is the chief representative of the SPLM (the principle South Sudanese political party) for the South Sudanese community of New York State, and one of the original organizers of the Sudanese Episcopal congregation of Syracuse. His wife Nyibol and young son Leek Dut Leek Deng currently reside in Uganda.
Mari was born in Wau, South Sudan, and emigrated to the US at the age of 13, after living for a time in Egypt. She currently lives in New York City, where she is pursuing a successful career as a fashion model and club DJ.
Learn more about Mari at her website, marimalek.com
SSII is a certified 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It is also a proud member of the Hope of Sudan Alliance, other notable affiliates of which include The John Dau Sudan Foundation (link), The Luol Deng Foundation (link), The Valentino Achak Deng Foundation (link), and Gabriel Bol Deng’s HOPE for Ariang foundation (link). HOSA organizations have nearly a decade of experience in development work in South Sudan, with successful projects in areas ranging from health care and education to road construction and clean water provision.read more
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