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1. Goal:contributing to an improved/transformed livelihood basis, enabling rural households to meet their basic needs and to benefit from opportunities in a post-war society.
1.1 Project objective: food security and livelihoods of participating households are improved through enhanced agricultural productivity and the establishment of small-scale enterprises as well as strengthened structures of conflict management and peace promotion.
1.2 Project Location: Rumbek East County.
1.3 Food security Achievements from Jan- June, 2016.
- 160 ox-ploughs have been distributed to 160 Households.
- 156.8 Hectares cultivated using the distributed ox-ploughs by the target groups including indirect beneficiaries.
- 330 of sweet potato ridges has been establish in four demonstrations sites as promotion of root and drought resistant crops in Rumbek East county.
- Two trainings of 30 participants each has been accomplished in Mathing- Kok and Paloc payam.
- 300 pcs of assorted hand tools have been distributed.
- AATC Alumni conference conducted where AATC Alumni Association (AAA) was formed.
- Training on fruit trees propagation conducted to 20 participants at Atiriu Boljuom.
Fishing strengthens food security
Women participation in farming
1.4 INCOME THROUGH TRAINING OF (CMMF) COMMUNITY MANAGED MICRO-FINANCE GROUPS & SUPPORT TO COMMUNITY-DEVELOPED INITIATIVES.
CMMF ACHIEVEMENTS 2016.
- 61 members of CMMF were trained in Mathiangkok and Ayenmayar respectively
- 60 people envisioned in Atot and Ayenmayar villages
- 153267 SSP (8285$) was saved by CMMF groups in Paloc, Akot, Panhom, Acukgam and Atiaba payams.
Money in the Box
Members counting money
1.5 Peace building in Rumbek East.
-Twenty-five  community peace led dialogues were supported in all payams of Rumbek East County.
-Peace achieved in all eight  payams of Rumbek East County.
-118 t-shirts distributed as promotional material to Gelwuong youth.
-36 members of earlier warning committee was mobilized and formed in Akot, Paloch, Atiaba and Aduel Payams
Paramount Chief appreciating youth after reconciliation
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 has been implementing various projects in Jebel Boma County since the 1990’s. In recent years, ACROSS began the second phase of a project called “Promoting Peaceful Co-Existence and Access to Education among Communities in Jebel Boma County”. Since the implementation of this project, which focuses on dialogue and establishing community leaders as ambassadors of peace, many communities have reported a reduction in raiding and violence. In 2018, more than 2300 people in Boma Jebel County participated directly in peace dialogue and over 11,000 people were exposed to messages of peace through the community peace leaders.
Recognizing that all people in the community have an interest in peace, ACROSS strives to engage various members in healthy activities that promote positive relationships between neighbouring people. One example of this is youth football. Pictured here is the second annual Play for Peace football tournament with more than 100 total participants playing on four teams. Participants reported that this years’ games had an improved atmosphere of sportsmanship and healthy competition.
Youth also gather to engage in peace dialogue. This is an important aspect of the program because it is often the youth in an area who conduct raiding. By acknowledging the challenges and seeking alternatives, these youth are making positive strides toward a peaceful South Sudan for future generations to come.
Another component of the Boma project is education. There are few teachers in Boma County and most of them work as volunteers. ACROSS provides teacher training for primary school teachers and participants report an improvement in the students’ test scores. Pictured here are 58 volunteer primary school teachers in an ACROSS training session.