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About Care for Children & Old Age International

Care for Children & Old Age in South Sudan (CCOSS) is a National NGO founded and registered with Rehabilitation & Relief Commission (RRC), No. 060 in the year 2005 and with the Ministry of Legal Affairs & Constitutional Development (MLA&CD), currently, the Ministry of Justice, No.345 in the year 2008. Since its inception, CCOSS has been working in Jonglei, Lakes and Warrap states since the year 2004 and has over the years developed experience and can deliver results in a cost effective and efficient manner.

Right from its inception, CCOSS has been rooted in South Sudanese communities. The established of CCOSS in 2004 was a response to the felt needs of the most vulnerable and marginalized in the society; that is the elderly, children and the women. The elderly, women and children suffered much more during the war, and as such, there was a felt need to establish an instrument that would spearhead empowerment on their behalf. This situation is not any better even after the country become independent.

CCOSS is an active member of the following forums; at the National level, it’s a member of the National NGO Forum, Protection, Education, Wash, Health, FSL and NFIs cluster forum in Juba; while at the State level, it’s a member of Protection, Education, Health, FSL and NFIs cluster and WASH cluster and Inter agencies forum.

Due to its ability to implement complex projects in a relatively short period, CCOSS has been funded by various organizations and has successfully implemented various projects in the communities. As a result, the organization has developed tremendous goodwill with the community members, community gatekeepers such as the traditional leaders, local authorities and the government, following the establishment of a good working relationship.

One particular project to demonstrate CCOSS’s goodwill with the community was during the construction of a Primary School; where the community members were mobilized to raise resources for the school, provide labour during construction, food for the workers during construction among others.

CCOSS’s roots in the communities is symbolized and strengthened by its governance structure. The Board of Directors is comprised of South Sudanese with vast experience and qualifications in different
areas.

Today, we continue to work in the places where it is hardest to be a child because we believe that is where we are needed the most.

Our Vision Statement

  • Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness.
  • Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.
  • We look forward to a world where every child experiences Jesus’ promise of life in all its fullness.
  • Where they are protected, cared for and given the opportunities to become all God meant them to be.
  • Where they flourish in a world where the treasure of our hearts and the measure of our wealth is the happiness and well-being of all children.

  • Where they grow strong in communities free of need and full of promise. Where families are valued, creation preserved and the most vulnerable live in security and confidence.
  • Where they become responsible citizens of well led nations. Where peace and justice reign and all have the right to contribute.
  • In such a world, we all taste the joy of the Kingdom of Heaven.

Our Mission Statement

Care for Children & Old Age International is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.

We pursue this mission through integrated, holistic commitment to:

  • Transformational Development that is community-based and sustainable, focused especially on the needs of children.
  • Emergency Relief that assists people afflicted by conflict or disaster.
  • Promotion of Justice that seeks to change unjust structures affecting the poor among whom we work.

  • Partnerships with churches to contribute to spiritual and social transformation.
  • Public Awareness that leads to informed understanding, giving, involvement and prayer.
  • Witness to Jesus Christ by life, deed, word and sign that encourages people to respond to the Gospel.

Our Focus

We put women and girls in the center because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.

Principles

Independent of political, commercial, military, ethnic or religious objectives Care for Children & Old Age International promotes the protection of humanitarian space. We provide assistance on the basis of need, regardless of race, creed or nationality addressing the rights of vulnerable groups, particularly women and girls.

Care for Children & Old Age International follows a set of Programming Principles in our emergency, rehabilitation and long-term development work. Care for Children & Old Age International’s principles are aligned with those of many other humanitarian agencies, and include:

  • Promote empowerment
  • Work in partnership with others ·
  • Ensure accountability and promote responsibility

  • Address discrimination
  • Promote the non-violent resolution of conflicts
  • Seek sustainable results

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Whether you decide to get involved with one of our many projects, or help out in campaigning for our projects, the time and energy you invest will make an incredible difference to the lives of people in desperate need.

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