Building the Resilience of Youth: War Child in Sudan
Summary: War Child Canada's Sudan project has directly reached 29,456 learners and an estimated 211,330 indirect beneficiaries in West Darfur since 2005. The project targets out-of-school children and at-risk older children by increasing their access to formal and informal education opportunities in a conflict-sensitive manner. --- War Child Canada’s project in Sudan launched in 2005 following a study in El Geneina that revealed that displaced youth were among the most disenfranchised groups in West Darfur. These youth, with little protection, few educational or employment opportunities, and even fewer leisure activities, were at risk of becoming a "lost generation." As war, displacement and urbanization continually heighten this risk,...
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Description of Scale and Reach
War Child Canada's education, livelihoods and youth development work in Darfur, Sudan has been adapted and expanded to South Sudan. The program has since expanded to two states in South Sudan. War Child Canada's model ALP in coflict affect states has also been expanded into Uganda, particularly in the north where War Child Canada is working with South Sudanese refugees and Ugandan populations.