A first-time grantee, Forum for Community Change and Development (FOFCOD) is an organization that caters to society’s needs and advances women’s rights in South Sudan. Formed in 2009 by a group of innovative young girls and youth, the organization has grown into a broader movement committed to South Sudan’s development through programs in the areas of human rights, democracy, conflict resolution, health, education, entrepreneurship, food security, peace and justice.
FOFCOD believes ensuring women’s full equality and full participation in society is one of the most effective ways to build a just, peaceful and sustainable country. FOFCOD’s mission is to open eyes, inform minds, touch hearts and join hands to create a country where all economic structures, systems and policies guarantee the dignity and basic rights of every member of the human family. The organization addresses the current high levels of unemployment among girls and women by identifying existing opportunities in communities through skills training, appropriate technologies and creation of income generating activities. FOFCOD is managed and run by young women and envisions a new generation of productive and self-reliant young South Sudanese girls and women who can ably participate in community development programs to meet their needs and those of other disadvantaged groups.
Circle of Sisterhood’s $2,500 grant will support a multi-faceted program to improve the life skills, health and economic status of poor women. With these funds, FOFCOD will implement a combination of entrepreneurial offerings and education and training initiatives for over 40 women. We’re pleased to support FOFCOD in its effort to improve the lives of women and their families and communities.