Windle Trust International

Training and Leadership Development for Nuba Women

Over 500,000 Nuba people of Sudan have fled their homes and livelihoods due to conflict. As the result of war women are often the main support for their families. 60 women will be trained to gain a means of livelihood, qualify as teachers to work in schools and be community leaders and role models.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1092834)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£37,000

Amount raised

£48,362

Donations

27

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

Situation

The Nuba refugees in South Sudan or those displaced in Sudan are living in camps or remote city outskirts and lack access to basic services, education and jobs. Women, often the victims of gender based violence, struggle to support their family and face discrimination and extreme poverty: they need a means of self-reliance. Conflict affected Nuba communities strive to maintain well managed schools and services: they need qualified people, in particular women, but cannot afford training.

Solution

In South Sudan, select and support 7 suitably qualified, committed young women to complete professional training or degree courses at the Catholic University of Juba or Yei Teacher-Training College. In Sudan, where illiteracy is estimated to be around 90% amongst displaced Nuba women, train 50 disadvantaged young women in literacy and vocational skills to run small businesses for a sustainable income. Selection and training will focus on developing community leadership.