South Sudan became an independent country on 9 July 2011, though it won its independence yet it is viewing many civil wars after many years of independence. The region had been adversely affected by two civil wars since Sudanese independence: from 1955 to 1972, the Sudanese government fought the rebel army during the followed by the (SPLA/M) in the for over twenty years. The war continues till today and as a result, the country suffered serious neglect, a lack of infrastructural development and major destruction and displacement. It is estimated that more than 2.5 million people have been killed and millions more have become both within and outside the country. Also, newly dependent South Sudan turned again to another civil war between them in December 15th 2013. Now thousands of orphan children left without basic education due to this current crisis.
Education is a major challenge in South Sudan, only 27% of the adult population is literate (this equates to 30% of males and only 16% of females; 53% of the urban population compared to 22% in rural areas). At the same time, more than half the population of the country is less than 17 years old.
What we do SSCFE organized community activities such as cultural events in western and Eastern suburbs of Melbourne Victoria. Also, we provide theater dialogue to engage South Sudanese community in Victoria and support by Victoria University. We believe that theater dialogue would provide opportunity for South Sudanese communities to discuss their challenges in good miner.
It is also to rehabilitate and to provide relief from the stress and trauma that they witnessed due to the civil wars in South Sudan. SSCFE provided resources to the poor and disadvantaged orphan children in South Sudan. SSCFE collected school books, computers, uniforms, pens and other school needs and supplied to the children in South Sudan. (SSCFE) is currently focused on building the school that will improve access to education for the extremely disadvantaged children, primarily boys and girls, in the rural Pannyok Twic, state including neighboring states and other part of Bahr el Ghazal region in South Sudan. To that end we are actively seeking the support of the Australian community for the project to achieve our goals.