Commitment to Action

The Northern Bahr el Ghazal Employment Initiative

Commitment by

The Valentino Achak Deng Foundation

In 2015, The Valentino Achak Deng foundation committed to develop an apprentice and vocational program in South Sudan that will prepare young adults for the local workforce and create small businesses at the local level. Over the course of three years, this program will engage 200 young adults. Specifically, each participant will be matched with a mentor, who will help them gain a specific technical skill over the course of the program. In addition, the enrolled participants will receive sustainable agricultural training, complete a financial literacy course, and a micro-enterprise business course. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a $300 stipend and be placed in a job with a partner organization or create their own micro-enterprise in the area where they have gained training and developed a financial plan. Lastly, the VAD foundation will construct a green building with solar power that will serve as the facility for the training and also a community center on weekends.

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Commitment

The Northern Bahr el Ghazal Employment Initiative

Launched

2015

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$350,000

Region

Africa

Countries

South Sudan

Commitment by

The Valentino Achak Deng Foundation