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Welcome Back, be Stable Work for Peace and Progress in Your Community.

Years of wars, destruction , suffering and miseries but yet peace, stability and sustainability are attainable for all communities alike

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What problem does the idea help to solve and how does your solution work? (2,000 characters maximum)

Challenges: Ever since 1955/60s/80s/90s and up to 2013 up the local community members of Rejaf are not in harmony due to the numerous national conflicts. Therefore, these conflicts created the following challenges: 1- Long term insecurity and lack of peace 2- Unstable community 3- Illiteracy and Educational gapes in the community generations 4- Unproductive situation across the villages of Rejaf 5- Nonstop Poverty in families 6- Poor healthy situations in general 7- Poor infrastructure, no schools, hospital and good housing Overall Goal • To overcome suffering upon community members of Rejaf East and build a peaceful and sustainable community in education, economic growth, health, and sociocultural dimensions. Objectives • To rehabilitate and resettle the conflicts-affected community members of Rejaf East • Way Forward: • To overcome these challenges and create change in the community, J and K Enterprises and its Community Leaders Team and together with local partners will have two phases’ arrangement which are deliverable as a way forward, in achieving the overall goal and objective of the idea and will meet the perspective of Bridge Builder™ 2019 Challenge: People on the Move; under the title: Welcome Back, Be Stabled Work For Peace and Progress in Your Community. Therefore, the two phases are as follows: A- Phase One (Vertical and Theoretical Setups) 1st: Delivery of Legal Formation and Registration program to 10 major sub-communities along Rejaf East; including the following sub-villages: Gumba, Gudege, Tokiman, Mogoro, Rejaf Center, Kolye Loggo, Nyonke an 2nd: Delivery of Comprehensive Trainings and coaching. 3rd: Construction of Community Resourceful Center Network System (CRCNS) , with learning tools, internet and conference and meeting hall. B- Phase Two (Horizontal Action) 1- Fencing cultivable land of 10,000 fedans “local measurement, use in South Sudan” (70 X 60 meters X10, 000) 42,000,000 meters square 2- Provisions

Geography of focus (500 characters)

Nation/country: South Sudan, in East Africa Region: Equatoria is a region in the country of South Sudan, a region of three major states of Eastern Equatoria, Central Equatoria and Western Equatoria States respectively. State: Central Equatoria is one of the regional states of Equatoria region. Currently Central Equatoria is broken into:- "Jubek State", Terekeka State and Yei River State City: Juba is the city of Jubek State. Rejaf: Is the center where the activities of the idea to be.

Building Bridges: What bridge does your idea build between people on the move and neighbors towards a shared future of stability and promise? (500 characters)

To overcome trauma, restore confident and build trust among community members by:- Empowering peaceful-coexistence: 1- Peacebuilding activities, based on Actual-PEACE process: I- Truth II- Justice III- Reconciliation IV- Liberty V- Freedom VI- Just-peace IIX Progress and XI- Love. 2- Resettlement Program to original villages 3- Launching of sustainable economic growth trainings in the fields of: A- Agricultural Production and Productivity actions B- Capacity in Agribusiness C- Technolog

What human need is your idea solving for? (1,000 characters)

First: By postering the spirit of law and rule of LAW among the community members "groups of youth, women and leaders" by conduct number workshop, conferences and meetings of: - Human Rights. - Self Reliant. - Sustainability. - General Awareness on social, political and cultural development - Climate Change and Globalization Secondly: Delivering formations of organize associations, cooperative societies, unions Thirdly: Establishment of a network base center; wherein, the inputs system can work out possibilities and positively introduces local organized community members to partners and resourceful institutions for advantages of communities; respectively towards the future of sustainable development. Fortly: Provision of food for work, at starts of community working groups; in fields of agriculture, education (teaching) and other similar activities that need to be carried out and need service in form of food or others needs such as medication, transport or clean water.

What will be different within the community of focus as a result of implementing your idea? (1,000 characters)

Results: 1- Will rise the consciousness of the local community members in term of A- Community members will live the real Meaning of Peace and Stability B- Future Impact, to do good planning in various activities; at family, group and commonial bassis. C- Actions Deliveries in agricultural program will be achievable D- Community production and productivity as well sustainable impact will be determined three to six year plan

What is the inspiration behind your idea? (1,000 characters)

Well informed community Peaceful Community Productive community Develop Resilient community, by A- Phase One (Vertical and Theoretical Setups) 1st: Delivery of Legal Formation and Registration program to 10 major sub-communities along Rejaf East; including the following sub-villages: Gumba, Gudege, Tokiman, Mogoro, Rejaf Center, Kolye Loggo, Nyonke an 2nd: Delivery of Comprehensive Trainings and coaching. 3rd: Construction of Community Resourceful Center Network System (CRCNS) , with learning tools, internet and conference and meeting hall. B- Phase Two (Horizontal Action) 1- Fencing cultivatable land of 10,000 fedans “local measurement, use in South Sudan” (70X60 metersX10, 000) 42,000,000 meters squarer 2- Provision to buy ten “10” new brand and strong tractors, including full implements and services for full three “3” year period 3- Provisions of Fuel, personnel dues, seed and labors dues for three year period 4- Land Demarcation of 10,000 fedans; “ for 10 vilg

Describe the dynamics of the community in which the idea is to be implemented. (1,000 characters)

Community of Rejaf East. Rejaf location is about ten "10" kilometer South of Juba City, The population of the community of Rejaf East is 15,000 HHs Rejaf Population are having ten "10" main villages as actual locations or sub-small villages More than 70% of the population of Rejaf are displaced and are not in their respective original villages. Those population are living in camps, islands and other are away in regugge due to the following wars: [ War from 1983 to 2005] (Between North Sudan and South Sudan), [War of 2013] (Between South Sudanese Communities and Society), and [War from 2016 - up to recent (Between South Sudanese). The community of Rejaf East is now affected by these wars and a big number of community members are cut out from their villages as a result of these fights during and after. The major CHALLENGE at the moment is how to develop a plan of resettling back the community members of Rejaf East to their respective villages and from here the idea kicks off.

How does your idea leverage and empower community strengths and assets to help create an environment for success? (1,000 characters)

Self Reliant is power *Trees planting *Processing perspective will restore provision for food security, local made organic food items *Transportation facilities like school and community buses *Educational projection will restore capacity for facilitation of educational services and future community colleges

What other partners or stakeholders will work alongside you in implementing the idea, if any? (1,000 characters)

Expertise in trainings, workshops, conferences and tegable meetings Contracts in term of deliverable programs; in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Educational and training services

What part of the displacement journey is your solution addressing

  • Returning home

Tell us how you'd describe the type of innovation you are proposing

  • Platform: Creating a community or market that facilitates interaction between users and resources

Idea Proposal Stage

  • Prototype: We have done some small tests or experiments with prospective users to continue developing the idea.

Group or Organization Name

J and K Enterprises & members: Stanley Nyombe, Clement Jada, Agnes David, Stephen Swaka, Thomas Wani, Juwan Lauren

Tell us more about your group or organization [or lived experience as a displaced person?] (1000 characters)

As a victim of the first war of Sudan; 1960s and my father was gunned down as a result I got myself as an orphan who struggled in both living and education, moving across form Yambio, Juba, Malakal, Kosti, Khartoum, Wau, Tong, Wau and back again to Juba (Twons and city of then Sudan) in 1975, it never took long then by 1983 another war did beak out between South Sudan and North Sudan. In 1993, I joined University education in North Sudan and fished my University education "with Diploma in Management " 1996. By 2000 to 2012 in Khartoum, I was voluntarily teaching Secondary level displaced students from South Sudanese communities in Khartoum. In 2012, I came back from Khartoum as Displaced Professional Administrator and Teacher by experience, then: "no plot, no house of my own, no money and no job, only displacement". I started a training of Agribusiness in Juba 2013 and turn later as Agribusiness Consultant, as well Grassroots Developer,.. and later formed J and K Enterprises

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Type of submitter

  • We are a For-Profit Startup or Startup Social Enterprise

Organization Headquarters: Country

South Sudan.

Organization Headquarters: City / State

Juba, Central Equatoria (Jubek State).

Attachments (1)

Challenges 2019.docx

Team Member at Bridge Builder™ 2019 Challenge: People on the Move Welcome Back, Be Stabled Work For Peace and Progress in Your Community - 1 Stanley Nyombe Lawyer 2 Clement Jada Economist 3 Agnes David Social Worker 4 Stephen Swaka Engineer 5 Thomas Wani Finance 6 Santo Wani Engineer 7 Juwan Laurence Manager


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Photo of David Ezra Jay

John Yongo Good work.

I see from your website that you are planting trees.

If you are interested, we would love to work with you to create tree planting employment in your region, we need more people on the ground to help us work out the details. South Sudan is a challenging environment to deploy our project in. We are currently working on employing people in Old Fungak. We can pay people to plant and grow trees. Feel free to review our idea Tree Tracker - Money App 

Also as a Rotarian, you may find some resources here for your project

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Hi David, this is great link to work with you, I am ready to form a big team who will do the work. We need to see how we can start on term of practicality. Thank for the link you gave, I will do visit that.

Photo of David Ezra Jay

John Yongo I look forward to working with you. We are on this planet together.

If you can find an android phone in the area you can download one of our basic tree tracker apps apps and when your community begins to plant, you can have individuals track the trees they plant.. I don't believe there is a direct financial link (mobile money) in your community, however, I believe we have enough to start working and paying people in your community.

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Hi All, congratulations.
I appreciate the result and congratulate all who reached to this level. I hope the next level will be great advantage to most of positive ideas.
Can we collaborate in the sharing process for good of our contributions.

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Hi John Yongo 
Nice to land on your idea which is intending to restore Peace in South Sudan. My understanding about Sudanese civil wars, destruction and sufferings are inseparable to religious dynamics. Am I right? If Yes, how does your idea consider involving religion actors - Muslims, Christians, etc to have their differences settled towards a sustainable peace and stability? You may be interested to take a look at my idea about "ABCD For World Peace" - which designs to Equip People with a courage of Accepting Beliefs Challenges and Diversities. My idea primarily focus on Muslims, but other innovators including you can think of focusing the same to other religious beliefs.

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Hi John great to have your idea on the platform for the challenge. It's exciting and I really like your idea. As the ideas phase comes to an end today the 17th of August, we would encourage you to again have a look at the evaluation criteria here

Also, it will be exciting for your to check out other ideas on the platform, like David's provide some feedback and explore potential areas of collaboration with them.

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Hi Lyngdoh, thank you for this great encouraging directions.
I am actually need to do so as you said. I follow David's idea, I will check these links accordingly. Again thank you.