Primary School Education program
Christ Mission to the World is committed to the welfare of children from primary to high school of learning and seeks to ensure that children’s rights are respected, protected, realized and fulfilled at home, in school, and in the community. CMW is also addressing the challenge that faces out of school students in order to bring an end to a cycle that leaves them without any access to labour market. Investment needs to be made in all aspects of public education. In South Sudan, fewer than 30% of schools have a permanent building. Most communities have no learning materials, resources or training centers. The low number of educated adults means there are very few educated and qualified teachers. But we give the Lord God all the glory that has enabled us to construct a permanent primary school in Aweil Central through a generous donor whom we are thankful to. We need to build more primary and secondary schools since most of them are still conducted under tree, a situation which is complicated during dry (when the heat is unmanageable) and rainy seasons.
CMW has also managed to drill water borehole within the school compound for the school to maintain hygiene and good health among the children. The learners are expected to pay a small fee for the school sustainability and especially to pay teachers and subordinate staff salaries beside food, teaching and learning materials, school repairs, and other miscellaneous costs. Our budget cost is still higher than what the school can contribute and hence the need to ask for more donation to enable us to run our school programme successfully.
Therefore, in order to ensure access to basic quality education for the most vulnerable children in our school, we are appealing to friends of South Sudan, well-wishers individuals and organizations to sponsor a child from poor background and especially those orphaned by conflicts in the region. This is how your money can help one child to learn in our school for one year:
- School fee – USD 500
- Food – 200
- Healthcare – 200
- Uniform – 100
Community Health Care
Despite many advances in healthcare in South Sudan, women and children in low-income communities continue to die in high numbers during childbirth, and children from preventable diseases like respiratory infections, malaria and diarrheal disease. CMW’s public health focus therefore continues to be on the reduction of maternal and child mortality in vulnerable communities through innovative healthcare, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and nutrition programmes. CMW’s healthcare programmes work closely with local communities, civil society and local government structures to address the gaps in the provision of healthcare services.
We work together with our stakeholders to design, implement and monitor our healthcare programmes that strengthen the healthcare as we encourage them to go back to their communities create awareness on best practices on good health living.
CMW has adopted the behavior change approach to health promotion and disease prevention, whereby communities are empowered to identify their barriers and challenges to uptake healthy practices and develop their own sustainable solutions. We are using a number of approaches across the Greater Northern Bhar el Ghazal region to reach out to our target beneficiaries. This includes: Care Group meetings, Adolescent girls network and Mother-to-Mother groups. All of these approaches work to improve the health status of families through discussion, problem solving and with full consideration of the delivering roles of men, women, children and key opinion leaders to achieve community transformation.
We train traditional birth attendants in pregnancy mapping, counseling and referral, and institutional delivery and postnatal care services. We also train Community Health Workers on various issues, such as unwanted pregnancies; HIV and AIDS and the basic prevention and management of outbreaks of diseases like malaria, acute watery diarrhea and measles among other areas.
Though Cholera and other waterborne diseases continue to affect our clienteles, CMW has managed to drill water borehole within our new health facility that we since constructed through our friends from Netherlands. As part of our cholera response project, we’re appealing to NGOs, churches, governments and well-wishers to help us continue to raise public awareness on the risk of waterborne diseases and the use of untreated water in the region. We also appeal to well-wishers to consider financing our operational cost as the money we raise from our patients is not enough to cater for all our needs at the moment given that people are beginning to resettle after years of conflicts in South Sudan.