SSIYA |Vancouver, BC,
29 August, 2015(Nyamilepedia) -– This year, on September 21, the Society of South Sudanese International Youth Ambassadors (SSIYA) would like to invite you to celebrate the International Day of Peace. This inaugural event will launch SSIYA a Vancouver-based organization dedicated to achieving peace in South Sudan.
South Sudan is the youngest country in the world. Being a country that was born of war, it has experienced cycles of civil war for decades. Its youth remain vulnerable to political instability and violence. High illiteracy rates, inadequate development, unemployment and limited access to education leave youth with limited options. Many young men, and children, become soldiers. Youth in South Sudan have been forced out of their homes and fled to refugee camps where there are limited resources. Youth walk thousands of miles without food to find a safe place to live. Among young people, women bear the highest cost of war and political instability. In South Sudan, more women are in refugee camps than men. While men are at war, women and children face hunger and disease.
SSIYA’s mission is to work tirelessly to find solutions that can address these problems by supporting South Sudanese youth in becoming ambassadors of sustainable peace and development in their country. SSIYA’s goal is for South Sudanese youth to act as agents of peace, by taking on positive and non-violent roles in their communities.
This event, hosted by SSIYA, calls on us to take a moment out of our busy day and think about those affected by war. On this day, SSIYA is calling you to stand with the people of South Sudan with optimism. Let us think about the possibility of attaining a peaceful South Sudan. What can we do to end the cycle of civil war? Learn more about how non-profit organizations, such as SSIYA, can be part of the solution. Find out how you can get involved.
For more information, contact:
Adit Elizabeth Abit
SSIYA Founder and Executive Director