FOUNDATION SOUTH SUDAN
I will make of you a great nation,
and I will bless you,
and make your name great,
so that you will be a blessing.
Genesis 12:2 (NRSV)
MAKING THE FOUNDATION OF A NATION
South Sudan is the newest country in the world becoming independent from Sudan on 9th July 2011 following Africa’s longest civil war commencing in 1956 when Sudan achieved independence. Unfortunately, independence did not bring conflict in South Sudan to an end. When South Sudan became independent, Salva Kiir Mayardit was elected president of the new state. Just two years later, however, the country was engulfed by civil war when Mr Kiir sacked his entire cabinet and accused Vice-President Riek Machar of instigating a failed coup. This civil war has resulted in the destruction of much of the infrastructure of South Sudan including schools, colleges and universities, hospitals and health clinics. There is much poverty amongst the general population due to a high level of unemployment.
You can play the computer game Sim City or you can be a part of providing the foundation of a real nation.
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NEWS & ARTICLES
ST STEPHENS ANGLICAN CHURCH BBQ FUNDRAISER
March 29, 2018
St Stephens Anglican Church, Belmont, in the Diocese of Melbourne held a fundraising sausage sizzle for Foundation South Sudan. The team received a very positive response from members of the public regarding the purpose of the Foundation and making donations without indulging in a very fine sausage with bread, fried onions, and a selections of sauces.
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES, AUSTRALIA, HOLD CONSULTATION TOWARD PEACE IN SOUTH SUDAN.
May 23, 2018
A gathering of Sudanese and South Sudanese Church leaders gathered in Canberra, the capital of Australia, at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture to provide recommendations to the peace talks in Addis Ababa.
ARCHBISHOP WELCOMES CEASEFIRE AGREEMENT AS SOUTH SUDAN PEACE TALKS CONTINUE
May 24, 2018
The Anglican Archbishop of South Sudan has led five days of mediated peace talks between the warring parties in South Sudan. The talks reached agreement on three of the 11 demands made by opposition groups, including a recommitment to the cessation of hostilities. Talks on the remaining eight unresolved issues will now continue under the leadership of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
Foundation South Sudan is an incorporated, registered charity to provide university scholarships for young men and women of financial hardship in South Sudan so they can be the skilled leadership to build a foundation for our global community's newest country, South Sudan.
These scholarships may be in neighbouring countries such as Uganda and Kenya. The intention is that they will return to South Sudan with the qualifications to be the leaders in establishing a strong and healthy nation.
Applying for a Scholarship
It is impossible to provide sponsorship for all those who are in financial need. The aims of Foundation South Sudan Incorporated are to provide resources for those who can become the leaders of South Sudan for the building of the country. Therefore, we intend to prioritise financial assistance to candidates who would study engineering, civic planning, health, teaching, business, economics, political sciences, etc.
Candidates must declare:
I am a South Sudanese national.
I do not have a resettlement visa application in progress, or have been offered a resettlement visa, for Australia, Canada, United States of America, United Kingdom, or any other country.
I am unable to personally provide finances for a university education, do not receive financial resources from any other person, and do not receive financial support from any other organisation.
I do not already have a University Degree, Diploma, or Certificate qualification
I am willing to travel to another neighbouring country if the course is not available, or there are no places available, in a university in South Sudan or the country in which I am presently residing.
I promise to return to, or remain in, South Sudan once I have completed my studies for a period of at least five years to be a part of the building peaceful national community of South Sudan.
I am committed to the importance of building a national South Sudanese identity over and above my tribal identity.
I will be financially and academically accountable to Foundation South Sudan in order to receive financial assistance for my university education.
I accept that receiving a Foundation South Sudan University Scholarship is dependent upon availability of the finances of the Foundation, the Foundation’s right to prioritise applications, and the Foundation’s discretion regarding distribution of funds.
I will be committed to my studies to the end of my course, and graduation, if I am selected to study with a Foundation South Sudan scholarship.
I accept that Foundation South Sudan has no influence regarding university placement and offers of placement at a university is the decision of the university.
I accept that filling this form does not equate to an offer of a scholarship through Foundation South Sudan until I am selected, interviewed, and have received notification of a placement to study by a university or college.
I agree to Foundation South Sudan sharing my contact details with a person who is personally sponsoring me.
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It is necessary for some students to leave South Sudan and their families to undertake university studies.
Your financial contribution will provide:
University Course Fees
International Student Visas
other Compassionate Expenses, and
Financial Transfer Fees,
and make a difference in the lives of young people of South Sudan and a foundation for one of the world’s youngest countries.
Administration costs of the Foundation are met in kind by local churches.
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