South Sudan: Plan International, Integrated Protection, Skills Building and Learning for Empowerment of Adolescents, Youth, families and communities in Yei, Morobo and Kajokeji

This project seeks to complement the previous phase of an integrated protection intervention. It will build on key successes, achievements and key lessons learned through the provision of integrated life-saving emergency child protection services, skills building, empowerment of adolescent youth and communities in the targeted locations. 

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Sudan del Sud
Diritti umani
Assistenza umanitaria & RRC
Diritti dell'uomo (diritti delle donne inclusi)
Violenza sessuale e di genere
Protezione, accesso & sicurezza
15.06.2023 - 14.06.2025
CHF  617’500
Contesto South Sudan continues to face a dire humanitarian situation. The Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO 2023) estimates that 9.4 million people, 53% of whom are children need humanitarian aid and protection.
The targeted counties of Yei, Morobo and Kajokeji are faced with insecurity, violence and access constraints, caused by cattle migrations, attacks by non-signatory groups, food insecurity, economic and climate shocks and poor infrastructure. The area hosts, over 140,945 IDPs as of May 2023 and is a key entry point for refugee returns from Uganda and the DRC. This puts pressure on already limited resources within communities. Given the current window of stability, the situation in the targeted counties is relatively calm. Nevertheless, children remain vulnerable and face various forms of risks, such as forced recruitment, child labour, early pregnancies and Early and Forced Child Marriages (EFCM). According to authorities, over 39,000 girls and 44,000 boys will require education support. The proposed project will therefore aim to scale up holistic child protection interventions around prevention, risk mitigation and response. 
Obiettivi Empower adolescents, youth, families and communities to improve their resilience and protect themselves from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in increasingly peaceful communities in Greater Yei, South Sudan.
Gruppi target 40,000 in host and displaced communities in Yei, Morobo and Kajokeji (12,000 Boys, 14,000 Girls, 6,000 Men, 8,000 Women). 205 persons with disabilities will be targeted (90 Male and boys, 115 Female and girls). 
Effetti a medio termine
  • Enhanced protection of vulnerable children and adolescents through comprehensive age-appropriate case management, Family Tracing and Reunification (FTR), alternative care and economic support including safe referrals to multi-sectoral services.
  • Improved well-being of vulnerable children, adolescents and young adults with their caregivers through PSS activities, Alternative Basic Education, skills building and Mentorship opportunities in safe and designated areas. 
  • Increased capacities of stakeholders including community structures for enhanced protection of children, adolescents and young people from abuse, neglect, violence and exploitation. 
  • Enhanced empowerment of adolescent boys and girls including young people through integrated practical skills building and alternative basic education. 

Risultati principali attesi:  

Output 1: Provided case management support for vulnerable children

Output 2: Addressed the psychosocial support needs of children, and alternative learning options provided

Output 3: Capacitated stakeholders to create and maintain a protective environment for children and young people

Output 4: Refer young people to vocational training and provided specialized opportunities for employment

Risultati fasi precedenti:  

  • The project ensured that urgent child protection and GBV needs were met. Additionally, a safe and protective environment for vulnerable children was promoted, through established community support services including six Child-Friendly Spaces (CFSs). 
  • Due to growing needs in the targeted locations, the project was extended to include Alternative Education, livelihood and skills support to ensure access to opportunities and reduce the risks of exploitation for children and adolescents. 
  • A great level of community acceptance and active participation was a key enabling factor for projects success demonstrated within the community-based structures. The positive parenting sessions improved protective environment for vulnerable children and adolescents and improved parenting practices in families. 
  • Plan utilized the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) coordination mechanism and referral pathway to support children, adolescents and caregivers in need of level 3 and level 4 MHPSS support. This support will be extended to the frontline workers hence Plan will develop a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with respective partners. 

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
ONG internazionale o straniera
  • Other international or foreign NGO North
  • Plan International

Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori Nonviolent Peace Force (NP), Protection Cluster, Ministry of Gender Child and Social Welfare. 
Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    617’500 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    354’800 Progetto totale dalla prima fase Budget Svizzera CHF   853’291 Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF   1’470’791
Fasi del progetto Fase 2 15.06.2023 - 14.06.2025   (Fase in corso)