If yes, provide organization name.
Southern Sudan Youth Sports Association
Please tell us more about how these partnerships are critical to the success of your innovation.
i) Partner NGOs provide us with supplementary technical skills and capacities e.g. our current day drop-in centre and office facility belongs to War Child Holland; EMDH provides us with some capacity building services and technical assistance free of charge, Living Waters supplements us with accommodation for the S.L.C, while organized football teams absorb S.L.C players.
ii) Government departments are more likely to provide us easy access government services like legal documents, etc. Likewise Government-run schools, vocational training institutes and hospitals shall be followed upon to admit some S.L.S free of charge.
iii) Local businesses have first hand data about S.L.C who tend to mostly assemble around trading areas for food leftovers, tips and manual jobs. Such data is important for our analysis.
iv) Local businesses are also potential employers of our reformed youth
What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization?
1. ORGANIZE FOOTBALL IN THE STREETS
- Identify the spontaneous open spaces and under-used roads/paths, areas where street kids leave, eat, play and relax,
- Prepare small football pitches on such spaces,
- Organize these children into teams named after their areas and categorized by gender and age,
- Arrange and schedule matches/games,
- Build capacity of the trainers, referees and group leaders
- Eventually construct street football pitches
N/B: Street Football is football played on a much smaller field (about 15m by 25m) with less players (4s or 5s) and fewer rules.
Around the street football pitch, ATB-Juba shall be able to build relationships with the children and with the community and assess the problems/needs of the children. Children shall be oriented on the available services and opportunities. VCT and medical care shall be availed.
2. ESTABLISHING A DROP-IN CENTRE
- Establish or otherwise construct a day drop-in centre
- Build our internal administration capacities
- Build our staff capacities to handle children
- Recruit street children into the centre
N/B: The centre shall be the administration unit and response base from where we shall offer day time feeding, clean drinking water, medical care, pre-education, VCT and case plan for rehabilitation/reintegration activities.
3. STRENGTHENING OUR NETWORKS
- Rejuvenate, reaffirm, renegotiate or reinstate our present agreements
- Identify, negotiate and establish new pro-street children partners
N/B: Our partners shall be organizations, institutions and individuals ready to provide free services or at very subsidized rates. Like:
i) Local NGOs will supplement accommodation, counseling & medical care,
ii) government departments, hospitals and schools will provide health, education and legal documents services
iii) Technical institutions will provide vocational & life skills trainings
iv) traders and football clubs will absorb the youth into the labor market and income generation