Joined ACROSS in 2012 as a board member and became the Executive Director in 2015. Elisama holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Edinburgh and is conducting his PhD research in anti-corruption and governance. Elisama also serves as a volunteer board member of the campus ministry, FOCUS.
Every morning, the staff of ACROSS gather in their respective locations to begin the day with a time of devotion. This simple start to the work day is one distinctive of the ACROSS family, where people are nurtured and mentored in their spiritual and their professional develoopment.
In 2015 Across commits to the concept of OPEN DATA. As part of this commitment, Across is publishing project data in an IATI-compliant way. Across will begin publishing IATI compliant project data as from February 2015, starting with a UKAID funded Girls’ Education Challenge project in South Sudan that is a joint partnership with Red een Kind (Help a Child). Across will initially publish data that needs to be published.
The Lead organization in South Sudan is Red Een Kind (ReK) and the key partner organization is Across. The education focus is on lower and upper primary. Target location is Rumbek East County in 25 schools. The impact on learning targets 12,336 marginalized girls.
Across complies with Red een Kind’s belief in sharing information and knowledge in order to make cooperation easier. Across therefore commits to publish financial data.
Across began as an organization in 1972 and has been faithfully serving through a number of transitions in response to the changing conditions in South Sudan. Today, 47 years later Across' vision and mission of holistic transformation of South Sudan communities is rekindled than ever before!