Education and Skills Development
At WWoH, we believe that the best way to contribute to peace and stability in South Sudan is to continue empowering our people through the provision of education opportunities. It is an undeniable fact that education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world and when you know better, you obviously do better.
WWoH exists to make a difference in the lives of the vulnerable citizens of South Sudan and it’s due to this reason that in spite of the recurrent violence in the country WWoH has been continuously lobbying for funds both from within the country and abroad to provide life changing education opportunities to the people of South Sudan. In 2006, WWoH(as a charitable society in Canada) lobbied and raised funds in Halifax, Canada which were then used to build two classrooms and a two-door latrine in Duk Padiet, Duk County in Jonglei State in order for the children, youth and women to have a learning facility where they can acquire knowledge.
In 2014, WWoH initiated, with the aid of funds from German Embassy in South Sudan, a pilot Vocational and Life Skills training Project at Anglican Church in Rock City, Juba where the youth, women and out-of-school adolescent girls and boys were trained practical skills including tailoring, basic math and English, basic entrepreneurship education and peer health education.
Following the successful implementation of the pilot vocational and life skills training project in Rock City, WWoH partnered with Joint Aid Management (JAM) International in 2015 to construct and operate Wadeng Vocational Training Centre in Shirkhat, Juba where youth, women and out-of-school adolescent girls and boys (most of whom are IDPs displaced by conflicts from their rural villages in Northern Jonglei and living with their kinsmen in Juba) undergoes vocational and life skills training in order to improve the standards of livelihoods as well as enhance their employability. The main objective of the centre is to impart practical vocational and life skills by providing training to the participants in Tailoring, Basic Numeracy and Literacy, Basic Entrepreneurship, Peer Health and WASH Education. A total of 625 beneficiaries have graduated from the centre since its inception in 2015 and registration for new beneficiaries is conducted at the beginning of every year.
WWoH is currently implementing an integrated Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) and Re-Usable Sanitary Pads (RUMPs) Project in Rejaf Payam-Juba County, Central Equatoria State. The project’s objective is to contribute to enhanced menstrual hygiene management and increased availability and usage of re-usable menstrual pads among adolescent girls and women in South Sudan. The unemployed out-of-school adolescent girls and women are trained at the Wadeng Vocational Training Centre in Shirkhat on the making of reusable menstrual pads for their own use as well as to be donated to poor and vulnerable adolescent girls and women in the project area. In addition, Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) training is conducted and awareness created among both out-of-school and school-going adolescent girls, youth and women in the project location.
To promote peace and stability in South Sudan by empowering impoverished and conflict-affected communities through provision of opportunities for all-inclusive and sustainable