What We Do
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.