Origin and governance:
SOSUCCA is indigenous South Sudanese national Organization in South Sudan which started as Student’s organization formally known as WEUSA, It was founded in 2009 by committed and dedicated youth volunteers with the aim of involving youth in overcoming challenges to their home communities, such as HIV/AIDS, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), unemployment, conflict and poverty. In its 8 years of existence, SOSUCCA has collaborated with over 10 partner organizations and implemented over 12 community projects including, but not limited to, HIV/AIDS, youth sexual reproductive health, Civic education, Peace building, Hygiene and sanitation, human rights (GBV Child protection, food security and women empowerment.
SOSUCCA is a membership organisation with democratic governance structure. The organisation’s structure provides for a General Assembly of 20 members and Board of Directors, headed by Mr. Williams Aloro and includes 6 other prominent professionals (three board members are women). Additionally, SOSUCCA has an Executive Committee that includes both administrative and programme coordinators and is currently headed by Mr. Festo Bali Christopher as the executive director.
SOSUCCA has been recognised for its work by Youth Service America..
our vision and Mission statements
Vision: SOSUCCA envisage transformed, equitable and self-reliant communities’’
Mission Statement: SOSUCCA exists to build capacities and empower communities through providing health HIV/AIDS Services, peace building, civic educations, protections and livelihoods for sustainable development.
Goal: To improve quality of lives of the communities through provision of health HIV/AIDS, services, peace building, civic education, protection and livelihoods programs by 2020
SOSUCCA objectives are built on the following core values
- SOSUCCA thrives in being a non-political and non profit-making organization that shall collaborate with the government in the national recovery and development effort.
- SOSUCCA hinges on the need to develop marginalized communities through passing the knowledge of how to utilize the available resources and opportunities within their reach which in turn leads to their development in all spheres of life.
- Bearing in mind the situation in South Sudan where rural communities lack basic services, SOSUCCA believes in undertaking community mobilization by working closely with the community and its leaders so as to understand the dynamics and structures within the community which in turn enables SOSUCCA to realistically build on the capacities and strengths of the community to find solutions to identified problems.
- To improve people’s health condition.
- To sensitise or educate people on their civil rights and their obligations in their Communities
- To promote self reliance among the Communities.
- To work with other civil society organizations in delivery of services that contributes to the welfare of the targeted population.
- To focus on programmes that yield development to communities especially in areas of primary health care, education, food production and water supply.
- To foster peace, unity, harmony, friendship and good neighbourliness within and outside the South Sudan.
- To sensitize the general public about the necessity of resolving conflict and achieving peace.
- To enhance People’s status socially and economically.
- To develop and implement conflict resolution and other human development methodologies for the handling of group differences, starting from the responsibility of the individual citizen.
Our objectives above will be achieved through
- Trainings and workshops
- Conferences and meetings
- Construction of latrine and other sanitation facilities
- Community sensitizations, engagement and lobbying
- Drama and theatre outreaches
- Distribution of mosquito nets to the community
- Many different activities
We, in SOSUCCA believe in community oriented approach to address identified issues in the community.
Implementation plans will be undertaken in close co-operation and consultation with community leaders, stakeholders, CBOs, national and international organizations working with related issues in the targeted areas.
Project activities as part of the implementation planning will be executed through a variety of Information, educational and communications(IEC) techniques and tools including Drama role playing, community mobilization/dialogue meetings, seminars, training workshops, radio talk show ,to mention but a few. However, the programs also make optimal use of meeting points such as farmer’s fields, schools, and clubs, clinics, social halls, markets and churches. The use of such meeting points facilitates gender balance.
The General Assembly is highest governing body of SOSUCCA. It has over 20 members and meets annually. The General Assembly subscribes to the organisation. They are the founders and they elect the board of directors of the organisation.
Board appoints executive director of the organisation. They are the policy makers. They identify auditors both external and internal for the institutional auditing of SOSUCCA. SOSUCCA board shoulders the responsibility of raising fund for the organisation. Therefore, they only instruct the chief executive officer to implement their decisions. Board gives the feedback of the running of the organisation to the General Assembly (GA) through GA meetings. The GA meeting according to SOSUCCA’s constitution is done once after every two years.
According to SOSUCCA board calendar, the board meets on quarterly basis. The major aim of meeting is to see progress of the organisation and use affirmative action when organisation is not running well. Board also calls for the extraordinary meeting to deliberate on specific issues of concern or when the need arises.
SOSUCCA is managed by a Board of Directors, consisting of 7 (5 men, 2 women) members. The board of Directors also serves as the trustees.
SOSUCCA board of directors delegates the implementation of decisions to the Executive director (CEO). This is called Executive Director in South Sudan Community Change Agency. ED then report to the board of directors the achievements, challenges, correction actions of the decisions implemented during the board meeting.
The director is the head of executive body of SOSUCCA. The implementation of programme activities is managed by the Programme Coordinator; the Coordinator supervises various programme departments. Therefore, it is the role of the officers in each department to execute the projects in line with the consultation with the programme coordinator. The reporting therefore starts from the officers, to the coordinator and therefore, the coordinator compiles the reports and submits it to the director. And the director takes it upon himself to disseminate to the relevant stakeholders.
The above thus explains how the delegation of authority is exercised in South Sudan Community Change Agency.
SOSUCCA Executive committee is the body responsible for day to day management of the organizational programs
SOSUCCA currently employs around 12 full time staff and 7 volunteers.