Location

South Sudan

Key achievement

Being the first youth group from South Sudan to travel to Europe

South Sudan Youth Sports Association

Network Member

Two years after South Sudan declared independence in 2011, the newly formed country faced massive internal conflict. This conflict turned into a civil war which resulted in two million people fleeing the country and the ones remaining living on the verge of starvation.

 

The South Sudan Youth Sports Association (SSYSA) works towards peaceful co-existence and conflict resolution in several refugee camps with the aim to improve young people’s lives.

 

SSYSA uses football to transmit transferable skills such as fair play, tolerance, inclusion, and respect. They also work to tackle big issues like health promotion and children’s rights.

 

The organisation works with schools in Sudan and refugee camps, enabling homeless children, victims of forced displacement, and vulnerable young people to think about their lives in more positive terms and empower them.

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Contact

South Sudan Youth Sports Association
Geoffrey Kasudi
kasudigeff@gmail.com

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