Social Empowerment

SUCCESS STORY FOR NAKABANGOLE AND LOPUA

The enumeration was successfully completed in both Nakabangole and Lopua as well as the rest of the
FDPS.After the registration in above newly created FDS, the community was impressed as they were
made independent in their bomas. The beneficiaries of Lopua were happy because the creation of the
FDP in their boma has helped to reduced distance they use to cover as they were receiving food from
NARUS BOMA during the las few years. The communities from these two bomas were thankful to WFP
and OPRD for the consideration taken. several traditional songs were sung to show signs of happiness.

Meet Marino Lokuwa lopua’s chief addressing his people.
Meet Marino Lokuwa lopua’s chief addressing his people.

During beneficiary verification in Nakabongole, one of the community members by the name LOKAI said
he is really happy for WFP and OPRD for the step taken, and although he was not registered, he was
impressed for the rest of the community members who were registered through a transparent
procedure. One of the beneficiaries from Narus boma said she is grateful for WFP and OPRD for creating
an fdp in lopua because this has helped to reduced population of beneficiaries that used to over crowd
in Narus BOMA during distribution. During pre-targeting meetings in Nakabangole, the community
welcome the enumerators and they agreed to identify the most affected people within the community
as the program me targets.

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food securityFood Security

FOOD SECURITY DURING LEAN SEASON.

THE BEGINNING OF MY FOOD SECURITY DURING LEAN SEASON.
THE BEGINNING OF MY FOOD SECURITY DURING LEAN SEASON.

Mary Nawiri is from Nangatuny boma, Katodori payam,
Kapoeta East County, Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan.
She currently cultivates 0.7 feddan of land and grows
field crops such as maize and vegetables like okra,
kudra, pumpkin and cowpeas. According to Nawiri, the
manner in which we grow in society depends on the
environmental conditions of a particular area. She has a
deep interest in farming because her ancestors didn’t
practise agriculture. She wanted to cultivate enough
field crops, but she did not possess her own land due to
land management system in her area i.e., women don’t
have control over land usage and the terrain of available
land is poor for farming. She is glad for the introduction
of kitchen gardening because it encourages cultivation
even on a small scale. Nawiri has harvested her
vegetables twice as she was lucky to be among the first
lot of beneficiaries that received seeds earlier.

This is a milestone to her journey of being food secure during lean season and she hopes for more empowerment through trainings on vegetable farming and pest management.
Nawiri lost the first cultivation of okra and sukuma wiki to no rain because she lacked
alternative ways to maintain the garden.

After receiving a training on nursery bed management from OPRD, Nawiri requested for more seeds where she had to introduce watering to overcome the fickle rain. For Mary Nawiri, within a month of watering her garden, plants began bearing fruits, first Okra, Sukuma wiki, Eggplant, and Cowpeas. She was motivated to weed her garden not until crops yielded and she started harvesting produce
especially vegetables which she anticipates shall sustain her family for the next three months.

The produce has saved me from incuring expenses on food from the market. I will now concentrate on groceries only which are less expensive

– Nawiri
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Children EducationChildren

Children Education

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: “Little Education is worse than No
Education”, OPRD observed with trepidation that where physical schools exist, the actual
elements that constitute education are tremendously wanting, for instance, teachers are often
ill equipped or work on a volunteer basis and scholastic materials unavailable; and if, available
– untimely notwithstanding the unresolved problem of harmonization of education curriculum
at the national level. Inadequate learning spaces leaving children attending classes under trees,
lack of nutritional programs for children retarding their growth and leading to malnutrition
ranging from minor to severe and thus affecting education.

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Partners Of Good WillHistory

History of OPRD

The organization, since its inception in 2010, has secured a funding from Donors and Well Wishers in provisions of its services to humanity through people-oriented projects and initiatives in areas of Education,Food Security,Social empowerment and Environmental conservation. 

The organization has continued to explore and pursue more sources of funding that could help produce significant results in terms of changing the lives of the locals. It is important to note that the Republic of South Sudan, which became the youngest nation in the continent of Africa after acquiring her independence in 2011, the people in that young nation continue to face deteriorating humanitarian conditions which is worsened by endemic violence, conflict, access constraints and operational interference, public health challenges such as direct and indirect effects of COVID-19 and climatic shocks resulting in the dual phenomena of extraordinary flooding and localized drought, which have a severe impact on people’s livelihoods, hampers access to education and water, sanitation and hygiene and health services.

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