INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY 2023

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South Sudan has been facing severe challenges due to climate change. The impact of this phenomenon has made it one of the top five countries severely affected by its effects. The decrease in rainfall has hit rural households hard as they rely on it for agricultural activities and animal husbandry, which are their primary sources of livelihood.

Rt.Rev. Thomas TUT PUOT MUT joined the Youth Coordinator, Ms.Arek Malek, and the ecumenical Chairpersons in planting trees at the South Sudan Council of Churches at the Secretariat compound in Juba.

To address this issue and promote sustainability, the South Sudan Council, in partnership with Finn Church Aid and Norwegian Church Aid, took the initiative to commemorate International Youth Day 2023. This year’s theme was “Green Skills for Youth: towards a Sustainable World.” The commemoration aimed to create awareness about climate change and promote green skills among the youth.

The SSCC Board of Trustees Chairperson, Rt. Rev. Thomas Tut cuts a ribbon as an official way to open the One-Stop Centre.

The Ecumenical Youth, joined by SSCC partners, planted trees as a long-term effort to fight the global climate crisis towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 13). Planting trees is an essential step towards mitigating the effects of climate change as trees absorb carbon dioxide and provide oxygen, which is vital for survival.

Ecumenical Youth at the One-Stop Resource Centre after its launch on Saturday.

The commemoration on Saturday, 12th August 2023, also included a cleaning campaign in collaboration with South Sudan Youth Coalition, which aimed to promote cleanliness and hygiene in the community, and a launch of a one-stop Resource center……………. Read More about the One-Stop Resource Center on the link provided………. https://sscchurches.org/sscc-launches-a-one-stop-resource-centre/

Ecumenical Youth and Youth from South Sudan Youth Coalition during the cleaning campaign on the 12th 08 2023 in Juba

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