Claiming Our Voice will connect & train ethnically-diverse, college-educated, young S.Sudanese women to promote girls' educ on public media.
Did you use the resources offered during the Improve Phase (mentorship, expert feedback, community research)? (2000 characters)
On 9.20.19 we talked with mentor Ramatu Issaka, who affirmed the "rightness" and need for a project like ours. She shared her own experience of the challenges that exist for girls in Africa. Our team felt very encouraged after that sharing!
In what ways would potential BridgeBuilder funds allow you to pursue your idea that other funding opportunities have not? (1000 characters)
Many funders are wary of supporting projects within S.Sudan because it is such a difficult place to work. I love the fact that BridgeBuilder doesn't shy away from innovative ideas even when there is risk involved. That's how change happens! Also, BridgeBuilder aligns well with MBB's core value of moving "beyond borders" of all sorts, linking up with new partners, etc.
What aspects or proportion of the overall idea would potential BridgeBuilder funds primarily support? (1000 characters)
MBB is already funding the Alumnae Liaison fulltime position to track, connect and counsel our univ graduates. We would use BridgeBuilder funds to convene the grads for a training conference and to contract with a professional radio person to interview the grads on tape, then edit and produce segments for broadcasting.
Describe the individual or team that will implement this idea (if a partnership, please explain breakdown of roles and responsibilities for each entity). (1000 characters)
Team for implementing will be led by Dan Emmanuel Apeu-O, the MBB Director E.Africa, along with Sr Sue Claire Buziru, the MBB Alumnae Liaison. Emmanuel has 23 yrs of experience working in S.Sudan for girls' education and empowerment, and 3 yrs of doing so in the S.Sudanese refugee camps of northern Uganda. He holds a master's degree in finance. Sr Sue Claire worked for 15 yrs at St Bakhita Primary in S.Sudan (the only all-girl primary in the whole nation). She visits the alumnae throughout S.Sudan. Sr Marilyn Lacey, Exec Dir of MBB, has worked full-time with displaced persons since 1980 She encourages the team and secures resources to support their good work.