Best Projects 2021 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.

Edupower Youth Foundation

Published on September 20, 2021 um 09:11

Your title/position

Co-founder, President and CEO

Type of Enterprise

non-profit organization

Year the ngo or company was founded


Explain your project in details:

Edupower Youth Foundation is a nonprofit making organization formed to end educational inequality in South Sudan. The system of education in South Sudan and resources for young people to thrive is very limited. Also, no medium supports youth ideas and existing business, making most young scholars incompetent to graduate from high school. Nevertheless, According to UNICEF in South Sudan, about 72 per cent drop out of school before completing primary education. In a recent report from UNICEF, about three million school-age children do not go to school. Most of these children were affected by conflict, refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and children from poor households. The question is, "how can we make invisible be visible? How can you help every child in your community to access education? That's why we exist. Our main goals are to accelerate access to quality education resources, inclusive learning, and building communities through shared understanding, promote interaction among youth, and establish SDG 4 quality and inclusive education for all in Africa. our main objectives; 1. To build ten public libraries in ten states of South Sudan and 20 main public libraries in 20 underdeveloped countries in Africa by 2050. 2. To empower young people in South Sudan through educational programs by building and equipping them with entrepreneurial skills, supporting their innovative ideas and improve social interaction among youth. 4. To sponsor students who have passion for Africa but lack financial support from different regions of Africa but first in Cameroon and South Sudan. 5. To eradicate discrimination in South Sudan's education; Only children of wealthy and government officials receive a quality education. The government doesn't focus on strengthening the education system in the country and even in other African countries. Our Activities are; Building libraries, providing entrepreneurial leadership programs, Debate, essay contests and scholarships

Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

Our impacts on sustainable development goals 4 and 16 It's our responsibility to ensure that every child in our communities have access to educational resources {quality books, digital world(internet, computer), interactive programs) for young scholars to be open-minded to the world of innovation. 1. Enabling scholars from poor and remote areas/families to experience and participate in this program would be a way to unleash positive changes in their communities and promote peaceful co-existence among community, therefore, will unlock SDG 26 2. Edupower is aiming in developing new generation of South Sudan leaders. we are building generation of peacemakers and transformational leaders. In Edupower YF, we believes that young people have great potentials to create conducive and effective environment for South Sudan and Africa in general, if we put much effort to train them, bring them together to work for common goals which will give us a picture of future leaders we want to see. Measures to evaluate our success? 1. We are been given a 70 by 50 meters land by our local authority to build our training center, library and offices which is one of the steps. 2. Jonglei State Ministry of general Education assist our organization with 450 books to open up the library 3. The governor of Jonglei State paid five months renting fees for our temporary office and library. When we laid down our foundation strongly, then we will be in position to provide mobile library to rural schools to help rural learners. And in this way, we can accelerate access to learning materials so easily.

Sustainability and future plans

South Sudan has been in long bloody civil war with Sudan for 21 years since 1983 up to 2005, and they just got their independence 10 years back (9th-july-2011) and then conflict broke out again in 2013 after 2 years of independence until 2018, that's when they started settling everything. This shows that our main priority for now is to help the needy (in field of education) with appropriate tools in order for everyone in the country to be economically independence. According to UNESCO report in 2020, about 70% of population above age 15 are illiterate. Source of finance 1.Our organization will rely on founding from organizations concerned with education and youth empowerment. 2. Ministry of general education and instructions (of South Sudan) 3. Business Integrated Unit( BiU company limited)

Your profile as an entrepreneur

I'm Kur Peter Thon Aduot, 20 years old, South Sudanese, Greenbelt Academy pioneer and a rising senior at African Leadership Academy. I'm interested in social entrepreneurship, business administration and management, project management, peace initiative, social science and rural/community development. my passion, accountability, honesty, open-minded, critical thinking, kindness and growth mindset helped me reached the level I am now and these traits will keep me going forward. I'm a founder of BiU-SSD company limited, a profit making organization aiming to equip students with business skills and help them exercise their business skills through our canteens in various high schools in Bor Town, I formed this organization in 2018 at Greenbelt Academy Secondary school. And I'm also a founder Edupower Youth Foundation, which I formed recently in June 2021 to help scholars in my country especially in my hometown to access books and other necessary resources that enable them to thrive in their education journey. Am very proud for these two projects for the impacts they are creating my community.

Fundraising video and brief project presentation

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Book fundraising

Two days entrepreneurial training we carried out in Greenbelt Academy, high school in South Sudan

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October 20, 2021 19:41

I believe that education is the basic foundation for social life and development, education also means a better gateway to the future! A project with an aim of empowering children in an African country where basic infrastructure is lacking is impressing me a lot

Anyang Barnabas Deng

October 17, 2021 18:59

It something amazing that we have this organization among our vulnerable societies, it will be a helping hand to our people and the world at large. Keep your momentum going.

Dut Anyang-majongdul

October 13, 2021 17:58

Education is the basic for social life and development, through education, young nations like South sudan can be a ble to raise the youth with knowledge of transformation which will help them to develop their country
Second to that Education can also help in promoting peace among the tribes of South sudan because if all the youths are taken tk school for example if some one from Nuer ,Dinka and Murle all have been in thsesame school thesaem class than they will see themselves as brothers and no one from any of those tribes will attack the other one because they will be advising themselves that we are one therefore Education can also be a tool for solving the current tribalism affecting our country South sudan

William Simon

October 10, 2021 21:39

Education is a very thing, so once a quality education is achieve in the country it will stop youth from thinking negatively ! And think for what will benefit them rather destructive thought.

Dut Anyang-majongdul

October 5, 2021 19:45

Education is the tool through which the youth from the growing countries can gain their knowledge, skills and strength to build their nation and raise the standards and well-being of the community
Through Education, it can be so easy and simple to fight this killer diseases like Cholera woughing cough and so on
So we encourage the Education to prevail in our generation from generation

Kuol Alfred Ajak

October 5, 2021 11:33

Education is the best equalizer. Through Education children from less fortunate family can have dreams of having what their family don't have now. This a very great project and it's fruits will be enjoyed beyond South Sudan too. All the best team.

October 4, 2021 20:45

The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.

Your project is amazing!

Yool Malaak

September 26, 2021 09:27

It's a marvelous idea that's going to benefit not only the people of South Sudan but also the entire world. Keep up your good work and we will fully support you.

Ador Joseph Deng

September 24, 2021 09:43

It's a marvelous idea we all gonna benefits from it, Because reading is our defendance we youths , we gain knowledge from Noble books From great men and women
Thank you

Ador Joseph Deng

September 24, 2021 09:17

It's a very marvelous idea because reading is our defendance we youths . It makes us to learn alot from previous people who have success in theirs life, whether leaders, business men, professors and many others

Ranoc f

September 24, 2021 00:35

There's a need for youth involvement in nation and continental building, but they cannot get involved without being effectively train in order for them to act with moral values that adhere to community standard. Keep up the good work of transforming young people in South Sudan and mostly you might reached continental level if you win this competition. Goodluck Edupower

BiU-SSD manager

September 24, 2021 00:30

Keep up the good work team Edupower Youth Foundation, we will always support you to end. There's no specific we youth can act, it's now and forever, we have to create impacts in our communities

The Nextsatge foundation

September 24, 2021 00:24

Your project really gave us insight to redesign our project and give it clear objectives. You have a great project and I hope this project will impact on young people on African continent

Jool kon Anyang Jool

September 23, 2021 10:34

Edupower youth foundation will do something to Africa..................... this idea of public library in Bor ,will make some students to persuade their study and it be the only library I\'m jonjlei state

Maketh Michael

September 22, 2021 23:55

"If you've got an idea, start today. There is no better time than now to get going. That doesn't mean quit your job and jump into your idea 100% from day one but there is always small progress that can be made to start the movement. So my friend i really love this idea of yours of this project just keep it up. I shall continue supporting you.

September 22, 2021 07:00

With COVID-19, education had been put on a hold for a while, increasing the need for your NGOs intervention. There is therefore great need for secondary educational hubs like this. Looking at the area of implementation makes the necessity even higher. This is a very wonderful project. Congrats