Organization for Peace, Relief and Development (OPRD) is an NGO, non-profit making and impartial.
OPRD founded on 15 August 2010. The Founding members are South Sudanese who have been inspired by the need to intervene in the deteriorating situation particularly the misery of the minorities and disadvantaged communities either in rural or urban areas in the Country. In brief, we aspire to uplift the livelihoods of the rural dwellers as well as protecting and promoting their basic human rights by providing the essential goods and services for life.
OPRD CORE VALES
FIRST CORE VALUE
OPRD observes non-alignment at all space and time;
SECOND CORE VALUE
OPRD abides by honesty and reliability at all space and time;
THIRD CORE VALUE
OPRD values clearness in all its operations at all space and time;
FOURTH CORE VALUE
OPRD shall be answerable to its decisions, choices and actions at all space and time
OUR AREAS OF INTERVENTION:
OPRD considers education, formal or informal, as one key ingredient for meaningful development and sustainable prosperity in society as South Sudan. In that respect, one of the painful realities in many communities in the Country is the poor educational standards and lack of schools for that matter. Based on the maxim:
RULE OF LAW AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
South Sudan a product of the Sudan has been having incessant violence in the nature of political turmoil or civil wars that have spawn unfortunately a vicious cycle of hatred, revenge, or genocide. As a result, many communities in Eastern Equatoria, which is our main operational zone, live in heightened state of fear...
FOOD SECURITY AND LIVELIHOOD
PRD considers food security key function for desirable livelihood in society. Therefore, OPRD envisions deliberate engagement in programs and activities that tackle the root causes of hunger cardinal. Thus, we will proactively address problems of commodity production, access to factors of production, and generation of income in society.
HEALTH AND SANITATION
OPRD envisions a healthy population for optimal productivity hence better standard of living in society. Therefore, we will work to improve both human and environmental health situation in the sphere of our operation. It has to be acknowledged though that this area has some of the most marginalized communities with dire health and sanitation conditions in the Country.
WOMEN, YOUTH AND CHILDREN
Statistically, women, youth and children are more in population than men in South Sudan. Besides, women and children are the most vulnerable in the Country. Therefore, based on our Vision and Mission, OPRD will facilitate empowerment of children, young people and women in a non-violent means. In this respect, OPRD will take keen interest in affirmative action as a measure to actually realize the empowerment stated herein.
ENVIORONMENT PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION
OPRD considers environmental protection and conservation absolutely cardinal to ensure practical better livelihood for the communities living in the environs therein. Indeed, we stand for practices that guarantee balanced ecosystem conducive to human, domestic-animals and wildlife habitation. We have noted with consternation that the cattle seem more ...
The Synopsis of South Sudan History
First Sudan Civil War between Government of the Sudan (GOS) and Anyanya I Rebels
Addis Ababa Agreement between the Government of Sudan (GOS) and Anyanya I Rebels
1983 – 2005
Second Sudan Civil War between the Government of Sudan (GOS) and the (SPLA/SPLM)
9 January 2005
The Signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between Government of the Sudan (GOS) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLA/SPLM)
Ouer List Of Collaborative Partners
OUR COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS
OPRD appreciates that pursuit of collaborative partnerships enhances true achievement of its Objectives. Thus, OPRD liaises with local and international organizations at Odifferent capacities - either as implementing agencies or as direct partners.