Sustainable Children Aid (SCA) is an indigenous, non-governmental and not-for-profit organization formed by Sudanese nationals.

SCA was registered under the South Sudan NGOs Act 2003 through the Ministry of Legal affairs and Constitutional Development.

SCA is also registered under the South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (section 112 of the New Sudan Act 1999).

As well, SCA was also registered with the Government of Southern Sudan in the year 2010 with its head office in Juba.

South Sudan History

The Republic of South Sudan has suffered many years of war that have left a legacy of chronic poverty in many parts of the country, with the limited infrastructure that did not exist now completely devastated and a government with limited capacity or resources to assume responsibility for delivery of basic services. The war claimed nearly 2 million lives and left an estimated 4 million people internally displaced (IDP) as refugees within Sudan and neighboring Countries.

The war claimed nearly 2 million lives and left an estimated 4 million people internally displaced.

With the Independence of The Republic of South Sudan in July 9th 2011, those who were IDPs and refugees in the neighboring countries returned home either spontaneously or assisted by the government and the international Community. Since the late October 2010, more than 37,500 people have returned to South Sudan from Sudan.

South Sudan today

It is estimated that there are still 500,000 South Sudanese in Sudan. Many of these people are likely to return to South Sudan, including a substantial number of children needing protection and assistance at transit centres and way stations.

In May, the Kosti Way station in Sudan, which hosted more than 12,000 people, closed resulting in more people arriving in south Sudan. As of May 30, 984 people have been airlifted to Juba, most of which were children. These children currently stay at the identified transit sites in Juba.

The need to integrate returnees into host communities poses a huge challenge for both the Government and the International community.

Ongoing Crisis

Over 700,00 people are internally displaced in South Sudan, over 200,00 have fled to neighboring countries. OCHA is stating that 4.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, many of them are women and children.

It is estimated that there are nearly 400,000 children displaced in South Sudan due to the current crisis.

SCA is running 6 child friendly spaces in the 2 UN camps as well as 1 at the Juba way station. Over 7,000 children in both camps are accessing the spaces daily. The children come to the spaces to play, interact with each other and pass time in a safe place with people who are aware of their needs and provide them with support.

The spaces include a fenced in area and a tent to shelter the children from the sun and soon rain. Outside there is also an area for sports, where the children play football, netball and skip rope. The children are supervised by the SCA facilitators and community volunteers, who engage them in activities and offer support. Over 150 children filled the space, some playing inside with blocks, clay, reading books, copying lessons from the blackboard, while others played sports outside.

Our Team

Charles Wani

Founder / Executive Director

Responsible for the organization’s consistent
achievement of its mission and financial objectives. Provides leadership in developing the program.

John Robert Lokong

Project Manager

Serves as a mediator between executives and numerous staff members employed. In charge of planning, implementing and executing specific organization goals or policies.

Amanda Wilma Gibson

Social Worker

Provides psychosocial support, counseling and offers advice to the parents of the children. Raise awareness on prevention of violence and separation, on land mines, UXO, identification and referral mechanism.