- To build community-based funds for scholarships; this will provide education support not only to the children from the Lopit community but to all the children from other communities who are interested and serious in their education
- To supplement the UNHCR efforts in educating South Sudanese children in the refugee camps in East Africa
- To reduce levels of illiteracy among South Sudanese
- To provide an enabling and conducive learning environment by assisting 1200 to 1500 minors primarily students in meeting their school materials needs such as uniforms, exercise books, pens, and pairs of shoes
- To encourage the gifted children to learn the skills necessary for their future
- To reduce the mobility of children in Kakuma primary schools in search of better education
- SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
- By reducing the levels of illiteracy among South Sudanese, the project will have contributed to the world’s fight for the eradication of illiteracy
- To provide means to quality education that most of the refugees could not get in their home country
- To seek and provide funds to support 1200-1500 students from the Lopit community to further their education
- To provide an advantageous learning condition to the Lopit children in Kakuma and other refugee camps in east Africa
- To provide cheaper and nearer learning facilities to the children within the camp
- To promote cultural awareness, social ethics, and the Lopit values of the community
- To promote the awareness of the Preventive Health Medicines (HIV/AIDS) and women’s reproductive issues
- To advocate for women’s rights, especially of girl-child education among the Lopit community.
III. TARGET GROUP
This organization targets over twelves to fifteen hundred primary, secondary, university, vocational, or trade students from Northeastern Torit, East Africa Refugees Camps, and other refugee camps
- LCNC SOURCES OF FUNDS:
There are three sources of funds for LCNC Education Scholarship Support Fund (ESSUF) program:
- Memberships monthly ($20)or annual contribution ($240)
- A generous donation in cash or materials (e.g., second-hand clothes, textbooks, and medicines)
- Direct funding
- FORESEEABLE PROBLEMS
- If members of the community do not faithfully contribute and funding is not forthcoming, the mission of the program will be a failure, and the motivated students from the Lopit community will miss their chance for higher education and a brighter future.
- If the implementation is not accordingly carried out, the goals and objectives of this project will not be achieved.
- WORK PLAN
When the funds are available, the following activities will take place in the first quarter of the year 2004:
- Appointment of the managing/implementing team
- Appointment of a student and a community leader in charge of selecting and screening of the legible Students
- Traveling to access the needs of the students in the refugee camps
- Scheduling the implementation of the programs
- Establishing a flexible community organ to enable the effective and smooth implementation of activities as planned
- In partnership with other indigenous organizations establishing a head office in East Africa.