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Vulnerable and orphaned children are cared for by their families in South Sudan

Thirty years of violence from civil war and inter-tribal conflict in South Sudan has resulted in a large number of children who are orphaned or have a single parent, typically only a mother. With funding from Covenant World Relief, the Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan has been implementing the Vulnerable and Orphaned Child (VOC) program since July of 2010. Matthew Jock Moses leads the project and is about to complete a master’s degree in community development.

The VOC program seeks to address more than the children’s immediate needs and focuses on education, nutrition, and medical care. Matthew strongly believes that it is best for the children to be raised in a family, by their mothers or relatives. In order to keep these orphaned and vulnerable children out of institutions, the program works with widows and other relatives, empowering them through vocational training, micro-loans, and counseling. You can help keep these children in families by contributing to this project online or by check marked “South Sudan Vulnerable and Orphaned Children.”

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