News, Northern Bahr el-ghazal

Vulnerable community members get assistance

By Ngor Deng Matem

At least sixty-four vulnerable beneficiaries, comprising of widows, wounded heroes and orphans have received assistance from in Northern Bahr El Ghazal state (NBGs.

The vulnerable people received cash assistance and some plastic sheets mobilized from a community-based organization (CBO), Care Club Foundation for Widows and Orphans.

Each beneficiary received ten thousand South Sudanese pounds and plastic sheets.

Care Club Foundation for Widows and Orphans is a non-governmental and non-political organization initiated by NBGs Women’s General Association and Women’s Leadership.

It was formed on July 30, 2022, with the aims to empower and support widows of the fallen heroes and orphans as part of restoring hope for better future.

The organization supports the vulnerable group through resource mobilization from well-wishers.

Initiators of Care Club Foundation, Mrs. Ajok Makerchol said that the organization managed to support 8 widows in each of the 5 counties, and two Municipalities of the state.

She added it also helped 8 wounded heroes, bringing a total of 64 beneficiaries with plastic sheets and 10,000 SSP each.

“The mission of the community-based organization is to transform, empowered & restore hope to widows and orphans through skills building, education, agriculture, income activities and mentoring” Ajok explained.

She appeals to the donors, well-wishers and government to support the community initiatives.

“Our aim is that members of the Aweil community must accept to care for the fellow Aweil people” she said.

Ajok also highlighted the types of support they provide to the orphans.

“We used to help them with learning materials, school uniforms, and registration and school fees. This year we have 4 students in secondary school who are at the final year sitting the national exams. We recently cleared their candidature registration fees,” she stated.

According to the founder of the organization, their main funder is the state government.

“One of our key sponsors is the Northern Bahr El Ghazal government. Our governor because he approved support of 1 million SSP every month since January 2023 to fund the foundation,” she said.

Some beneficiaries of the initiative who received assistance appreciated the Care Club Foundation and donors for considering their conditions.

Last year, 150 widows were provided with 150 clothes, shoes and other support.



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