About Us

Name of the Organization 

South Sudan Community Change Agency Association (SOSUCCA).

Legal Status

SOSUCCA is registered by State Ministry of Social Development, Central Equatoria State Government. SOSUCCA has its headquarters in Yei Municipality Central Equatoria State and office in Juba.

 

Legal Representatives and Contacts:

Festo Bali Christopher, Executive Director

Email: info@exedirectorsosucca28@gmail.com

Telephone: +211 955194694or +211 928338350

Williams Aloro, Chairman, Board of Directors

Email: williamsaloro@yahoo.co.uk

Telephone: +211955135469

Contact Address

SOSUCCA Head Office, At Across Compound, Yei Municipality, along Old Mission Road

Telephone:   +211 (0) 955194694

 

Historical Background

Origin and Governance

SOSUCCA is Civil Society Organization in South Sudan which started as Student’s organization formally known as WEUSA. South Sudan Community Change Agency (SOSUCCA) is a youth-led civil society organization that was founded in 2009 with the aim of involving youth in overcoming challenges to their home communities, such as HIV/AIDS, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), unemployment, and poverty. In its 6 years of existence, SOSUCCA has collaborated with over 7 partner organizations and implemented over 12 community projects including, but not limited to, HIV/AIDS, Civic education, Peace building, Child protection, food security and women empowerment.

SOSUCCA is a membership organisation with democratic governance structure. The organisation’s structure provides for a General Assembly of 20 members and Board of Directors, headed by Mr. Williams Aloro and includes 6 other prominent professionals (three board members are women). Additionally, SOSUCCA has an Executive Committee that includes both administrative and programme coordinators and is currently headed by Mr. Festo Bali Christopher as the executive director.

 

Partners

During the past 6 years SOSUCCA has developed a good partnership and co-operates closely with, NGOs, local government and communities, and networks. The current SOSUCCA partners are USAID/Pact South Sudan, British Council, CIVICUS, PSI, YSA, ARC, Alive and Kicking, IPCS, Justice Africa, NED, APF, OSIEA amongst others. SOSUCCA is a member of World Indigenous People Alliance and CIVICUS voting member of World Alliance for Citizen Participation with the membership number 18330.

 

Honours

SOSUCCA has been recognised for its work by Youth Service America..

 

Our Vision and Mission Statements

  • Vision

To see South Sudanese Communities free from poverty, HIV health problems & a Society where everybody is valued, respected and lives in a Peaceful and Democratic Society,

  • Mission

The mission of SOSUCCA is to Educate, Empower and build Capacity of South Sudanese Communities by initiating development Projects in order to address root causes of poverty and injustice and transform them for positive Change.

 

Core Values 

SOSUCCA objectives are built on the following core values

  • Transparency and accountability
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Self‐reliance
  • Commitment and sacrifice
  • Equality and Caring
  • Unity and Solidarity
  • Humility and Respect
  • Creativity

Organizational Philosophy 

  • SOSUCCA thrives in being a non-political and non profit-making organization that shall collaborate with the government in the national recovery and development effort.
  • SOSUCCA hinges on the need to develop marginalized communities through passing the knowledge of how to utilize the available resources and opportunities within their reach which in turn leads to their development in all spheres of life.
  • Bearing in mind the situation in South Sudan where rural communities lack basic services, SOSUCCA believes in undertaking community mobilization by working closely with the community and its leaders so as to understand the dynamics and structures within the community which in turn enables SOSUCCA to realistically build on the capacities and strengths of the community to find solutions to identified problems.

Our Objectives 

  • To improve people’s health condition.
  • To sensitise or educate people on their civil rights and their obligations in their Communities
  • To promote self reliance among the Communities.
  • To work with other civil society organizations in delivery of services that contributes to the welfare of the targeted population.
  • To focus on programmes that yield development to communities especially in areas of primary health care, education, food production and water supply.
  • To foster peace, unity, harmony, friendship and good neighbourliness within and outside the South Sudan.
  • To sensitize the general public about the necessity of resolving conflict and achieving peace.
  • To enhance People’s status socially economically and politically.
  • To develop and implement conflict resolution and other human development methodologies for the handling of group differences, starting from the responsibility of the individual citizen.

Our Programmes 

SOSUCCA’s key programs are:

  • Basic Health: SOSUCCA do HIV/AIDs Prevention, Care and treatment Sexual Reproductive Health, Hygiene and Sanitation and Nutrition.
  • Community engagement and Governance. SOSUCCA disseminates Transitional Constitutions’, Local Government Act 2010, Land act 2010, Electoral Laws, and provides training on democracy and human rights, good governance, peace building, civic education some of the topics covered include civic responsibility and protection of environment.
  • Gender based Violence (GBV), Early and forced marriage and child protection.
  • In this sector, we provide emergency assistance as well as agricultural inputs. Emergency assistance includes provision of food rations and non-food items to IDPs, returnees and communities affected by the human and natural disasters. We also provide seeds, tools, and extension services to improve local people’s access to food. SOSUCCA also implements projects that empower women and young persons. These include Entrepreneurship and training in business skills, micro-finance,

 

Cross-cutting issues

the following cross-cutting issues play key roles in all SOSUCCA activities:

  • SOSUCCA mainstream gender in all its policies, programmes and activities. We also ensure equitable participation of men and women in all SOSUCCA structures and activities.
  • Capacity Building. SOSUCCA includes local capacity in all its activities as a key strategy for local ownership and sustainability of projects.

 

Past Performance and Ongoing Projects     

S/NO PROJECT NAME YEAR DONOR COST In USD REMARK
01 Community HIV/AIDS Project 2010 PSI 3600 Completed successful
02 Awareness creation on HIV/AIDS through drama 2011 PSI 7200 Completed successful
03 Community led total sanitation 2011 PSI 3600 Completed successful
03 Condom Promotion project 2012 PSI 18000 Completed successful
04 children and youths initiative for sexual reproductive health 2012 HIV/AID International Alliance through IPCS 10000 Completed successful
05 Global Youth Service Days 2013 Youth Service America 1000 Completed successful
06 Global day of citizen’s Action 2014 CIVICUS 1000 Completed successful
07 Youth as agent of peace 2014 Alie and Kicking In kind Completed successful
08 Empowering Vulnerable women through knowledge and Awareness to Address Violence Against Women. 2013,2014 British Council 4000 Completed successful
09 Partnered with the Yei County AIDS Commission in the distribution of condoms to 30 Commercial sex worker lodges in Yei town Payam for 3month in 2011. 2011 CAC In kind Completed successful
10 Participated in World AIDS Day celebrations in 2010 and 2011 under the leadership of the Yei County AIDS Commission Every year In partnership with CAC In kind Completed successful
11 Enhancing FSW Capacity to prevent HIV/AIDs spread in Yei County 2015 USAID through Pact South Suda 19,000 Completed successful
12 Engagement with CSOs and Community on signed peace agreement 2015 Justice Africa 9000 Completed successful
13 Increasing youth engagement in Mvolo county 2016 NED 21,950 On going
14 Linkages 2016 PACT 50,650 On going
15 Increasing youth engagement in peace building initiatives in Yei 2016 APF 10,200 On going
16 Global Awareness on citizen action 2016 CIVICUS 3500 On going
17 Strengthen SOSUCCA capacity 2016 USAID/FARM  95,200In kind On going

 

Overall Approach 

We, in SOSUCCA believe in community oriented approach to address identified issues in the community.

Implementation plans will be undertaken in close co-operation and consultation with community leaders, stakeholders, CBOs, national and international organizations working with related issues in the targeted areas.

Project activities as part of the implementation planning will be executed through a variety of Information, educational and communications(IEC) techniques and tools  including Drama role playing, community mobilization/dialogue meetings, seminars, training workshops, radio talk show ,to mention but a few. However, the programs also make optimal use of meeting points such as farmer’s fields, schools, and clubs, clinics, social halls, markets and churches. The use of such meeting points facilitates gender balance.

 

Management Structure

1. General Assembly

The General Assembly is highest governing body of SOSUCCA. It has over 20 members and meets annually.

2. Trustees

SOSUCCA is managed by a Board of Directors, consisting of 7 (5 men, 2 women) members. The board of Directors also serves as the trustees.

Executive Committee

SOSUCCA currently employs around 12 staff, of which 6 are volunteers.

 

Annual Income

SOSUCCA annual income for the past three years is US$ 20,509.

Strengths

  • SOSUCCA has established systems and written policies and procedures (constitution, and financial and personnel policies, asset, fundraising strategy communication policies, etc )
  • Proven ability of managing programmes for the past 6 years; and honoured by Youth Service America  for its work
  • Physical existence in terms of offices located on the ground, thus able to address the community issues as they arise.
  • SOSUCCA has capacity and competence to implement its project activities.
  • Strong networking with other NGOs and partners
  • Good financial management practices
  • Using quick book accounting soft ware,
  • Adequate communication system facilitating communication with partners
  • Ability and willingness to document past experiences and learn from both the good and bad practices.
  • Ability to mobilise funds locally to implement community projects
  • Qualified staff

Weaknesses

  • Limited funding sourcesIt is a challenge to attract and keep qualified staff as SOSUCCA cannot pay competitive salary
  • Inadequate logistic support(Cars etc)
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