Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Aweil East (southern Sudan)
Education, food security, micro-credit, women empowerment, water and sanitation, capacity building
South Sudan has been ravaged by civil war for the past 22 years. In 1998, an acute famine struck the country. AMURT immediately intervened with food aid. AMURT supported the people with food, water and medicines for many years.
Many Sudanese people have grown up knowing constant war, and have never attended school. Currently, AMURT supports 53 primary schools and a total of 12,000 school children with food and learning materials. AMURT constructed five schools and runs a vocational training centre for girls; each year, about 60 girls attend the training programme to become seamstresses. AMURT has also trained about 400 teachers in the Teacher Training Course.
In South Sudan, women, often widowed by the war, bear the burden of providing for their families. AMURT helps them generate a sufficient income; so far 560 women have successfully completed micro business training. The loan repayment rate for AMURT micro-credits has been 95%.
To improve food security, AMURT teaches agricultural practices. AMURT started school gardens and offers training on more efficient cultivation methods, crop storage and ox ploughing.
Currently, AMURT has launched a new programme of local skills training for masons and carpenters.
UNICEF, WFP, UN-CHF
EU, JICA, USAID (through CARE International)
Foundation „Life for All”
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