AIC SCHOOLS - SOUTH SUDAN
South Sudan has the world's 3rd lowest human development index. The AIC (Africa Inland Church), South Sudan is committed to changing that statistic. Before independence in 2011, Sudan was involved in large scale civil war and ethnic violence. The story did not change after independence. Sudan has experienced conflict with neighbouring states, civil war and ethnic massacres. This in turn has caused famine and the displacement of many Sudanese people into Uganda. Education is a critical piece of improved human development. The AIC wants to develop a generation of children who pick up pens and not guns. Youth who will use words and ideas to solve the issues they face instead of weapons. For many nomadic tribal youth, warfare is a way of life. Their families do not see the value of education. Being nomadic, children and not able to go to school year round. It is extremely complicated to provide children and youth with a consistent education in the context of war and famine. Just having teachers is an issue, let alone dealing with the destruction of schools and the displacement of people. The AIC runs schools across South Sudan. We want to help the AIC enable nomadic tribal children to read and write and lead their families into a more peaceful future.