Juba Street Children
Appeal from Archbishop Hilary
Father Anderia and Melissa can we try anything that can give hope to these street children. They need schools, shelter, food and security! Their parent can not support them any longer. The reasons are multiple and complex. Who then can answer their challenges? What can sincerely stand besides them? Would you with your friends and small fellowship of South Sudanese can do the impossible and sacrifices in order to create impact and create any ministry out of these conditions.
Thanks a lot.
The Most Rev. Dr. Hilary Garang Deng Awer,Archbishop of Upper Nile Internal Province and Bishop of Malakal. Episcopal Church of South Sudan. Malakal.
C/O ECSS-Guest House,
$100 for one child each month will provide breakfast, a school uniform, shoes, books, and transportation
About the Street Children of Juba
Juba City, the Capital of south Sudan is experiencing the problem of street children, attributed to the long civil war in Sudan as a result of political, religious, social, economic problems. The war started in 1983 and ended with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2005, in which about two million lives were lost as a result of war, famine, and diseases caused by the conflict and four million people were displaced, emerged families with single or no parents, and children were left in the street
Majority of the street children are male within the age of 10-14 years and originally from urban areas, with extended families of low socio-economic status. The highest percentages of the children go to the street for employment purpose, followed by parental loss, child abuse, strict regulations at home and commitment of offence. They survive by engaging in works such as selling wares, shoe shining, collecting rubbish, collecting empty battles for re-use by local beverage makers, washing cars, and others beg or steal, They face a lot of problems such as drop out from school, drugs abuse, feeding themselves by left over from restaurants and some sleep hungry, they experience inhuman treatment such as torture, rape and arrest by police. The government in collaboration with NGOs should create employment opportunities to the people, establish enough rehabilitation and correction centres, schools and health centres, campaign for the rights of street children rights, commemorate ‘Street children’s Day’(January 31st ) and empower street children by providing outreach education, training, food and health services.
Article from Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education