Smile Again Africa Development Organization aims to empower communities to tackle the causes of poverty and injustice.

Jun 25, 2024

In line with our SSJR10 activity implementation in South Sudan, Smile Again Africa Development Organization aims to empower communities to tackle the causes of poverty and injustice. We also provide humanitarian assistance to families affected by disaster & conflict while partnering with communities for long-term solutions to alleviate poverty. Motivated by the potential of the youth, we optimize their role to foster peaceful co-existence and economic empowerment in South Sudan. 

Today 3rd of June 2024, the SAADO Senior team had a fruitful donor engagement meeting with Plan International South, the meeting was to Follow up on the action points of the Quarter one activity implemented, review of the previous JR And Joint review of the quarter one Financial Report for Quarter one of 2024 and SSJR Project Achievements were highlighted below.

the Food Security & Livelihood, 800 households were provided with agricultural inputs and supplements In Malakal, 

Protection: increase awareness on protection issues due to the mass awareness events, training of important stakeholders such as staff from line ministries and teachers, and peer-to-peer training of adolescent and youth club members.

  710 girls and young women were provided with dignity kits, 

800 youth union members were supported with peacebuilding activities by the organisation of sports tournaments. Multipurpose cash, 200 households received unconditional cash assistance 400 households participated in cash-for-work activities. 

SAADO is committed to continuously strengthening coordination and programming to protect women and girls from GBV in the Upper Nile Region, South Sudan. We would advocate for adequate resources and Mobilization with our donors to increase the program implementation of quality specialized programmes for women and girls in South Sudan.  We also work with male survivors of sexual violence and survivors with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities through specialized programming to respond to their specific needs. 

Violence against women is perhaps the most shameful human rights violation, and it is perhaps the most pervasive. It knows no boundaries of geography, culture or wealth. If it continues, we cannot claim to be making real progress towards equality, development and peace! Let’s end GBV in South Sudan.