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2015: A Year in Review for SSHCO

Last year, Southern Sudan Healthcare Organization (SSHCO) met a number of milestones as an organization. From launching a new website to visiting elementary and high schools, SSHCO has continued to pursue its vision. Let’s recap some of those major strides the organization took in 2015. On October 13, 2015, the new SSHCO website was launched. The website significantly improves the organization’s ability to communicate with stakeholders around the world. The History page tells the inspiring stories of Jacob Atem and Lual Awan, “Lost Boys” and co-founders of SSHCO, and how their vision led to the founding of the nonprofit. The Events section provides an opportunity for stakeholders to stay engaged in initiatives and updated on activities. Also, the new website features a new donation management system that makes the donation process quicker and easier. Last year, CEO Jacob Atem actively engaged colleagues, students, and healthcare professionals throughout Florida and Georgia for numerous speaking engagements. Notable engagements included a movie screening of “The Good Lie” at the Covey Film Festival. Jacob was invited as a special guest to lead a question-and-answer session for the event. Jacob was also the keynote speaker for the Gator Global Film Initiative Conference, an annual conference that works to inspire social change among the UF student community. Another noteworthy engagement is the Florida Connected Conference, a gathering for educators to discuss the value of global education. Jacob was among many distinguished speakers, including Gainesville mayor Ed Braddy and the 2014 Florida Teacher of the Year recipient Dorina Sackman. SSHCO will continue to build upon a successful 2015. From January 30-February 1, 2016, Jacob attended the Lemkin Summit: A Gathering of the Next Generation of Human Rights Defenders. He engaged in discussions on advocating for the end of genocides and mass atrocities. The three-day event, held in...

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Popular Sports in South Sudan

Sports is among some of the most engaging activities on earth today. We look at popular sports in South Sudan (Junub). Soccer It’s very popular in rural areas and South Sudan Youth Sports Association (SSYSA) currently has soccer schools at Konyokonyo and Muniki areas. South Sudan also host CECAFA youth soccer competitions in order to promote […]

Top South Sudanese Celebs -Part 1

South Sudan aka Junub has been at war for decades. In the mind of many, it’s war, poverty, tribalism, refugees, hunger among others. Years ago, Chevron, a unit of the Standard Oil Company of California brought our country to the limelights of world stage by discovering oil. Throughout the years many resources have been discovered […]

UoJ Signs Collaboration Agreement with Open University of Tanzania (OUT)

The Vice Chancellor Prof. John Akec and Director of Centre for Distance Education, Dr. Gai Turbil Yat, paid a visit to Tanzania between 23rd and 27th November 2015. The visit was to activate an MOU signed between the two universities in August 2015. A team of two staff of OUT comprising Deputy Vice Chancellor for […]

South Sudan: Choosing Peace and Prosperity in 2016

By John A. AkecRumbek Community Reconciliation - Lakes State Whether or not the fortunes or misfortunes that come our way as peoples and nations are a predetermined work of fate for which we cannot take credit nor do anything about, is a pere...

Norway’s Role in South Sudan’s Independence

In an interview, 21 November with the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, Øystein. H. Rolandsen at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) explains why it is a misunderstanding to hold Norway and other Western countries accountable for South Sudan’s secession. The Norwegian government and civil society organisations have for decades been extensively engaged in efforts to bring... Read more »

South Sudan Economy: The Best and Worst Case Scenarios

By John Apuruot AkecAll economies, large and small, experience periods of boom and bust. Like us humans, all economies get sick; and from time to time, require fixing to bring them in line with respective national economic policy objectives: namely, ma...

Executive Committee of National Conference On Evaluation of Decentralized Government Experiment Reviews Reports of Committees

[SNA] Khartoum -The Executive Committee of the National Conference on Evaluation of Decentralized Government Experiment reviewed Wednesday reports of the Conference's nine committees, the timetable for holding workshops in localities and states as well...

Sudan Affirms Importance of International Partnership, Lifting Unilateral Sanctions and Solution of Debt

[SNA] Khartoum -Sudan has called for reactivating the international partnership and removing the obstacles facing implementation of the Document on the Development Goals for post the 2015, top of them are the lifting of the unilateral economic sanction...

President Al-Bashir Informed On Activities and Accomplishments of Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa

[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Field marshal Omer Al-Bashir, received in his office at the Republican Palace Wednesday a delegation of the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA), headed by its President, Yousif Al-Bassam, and ...

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