After decades of Civil War, a peace agreement known as CPA or Comprehensive Peace Agreement (Sponsored by the USA and other partners) was signed on January 9, 2005. As a result a Government of National Unity (Sudan), and of Southern Sudan was established. This led to a formal independence for South Sudan on July 9th, 2011. Many South Sudanese who were fortunate enough to escape war are now returning back home to rebuild their lives, and those who endured the violence firsthand are looking forward to peaceful living. Violence, cultural tension, gender barriers, cattle raids, and lack of education are issues that continue to hinder South Sudan, leaving many dead and many more displaced. With education we can help put a stop to many of these issues.
Since Bor (a village in South Sudan) has suffered so tremendously in the past and still continues to do so, our work in South Sudan will begin there. Bor stands in a central location to eleven counties and six tribes within Jonglei State. For generations, the six tribes have depended on cattle for sustenance, and this dependence has often resulted in these tribes being at odds with one another, the result of which has exploded into fighting, killing, and burning of villages. By providing schooling opportunities, we believe that these tribes will come together as a whole through education to foster peace and a unified South Sudan. With this type of opportunity, we hope to see the tribes live, eat, study, play, and form friendships together, influencing others toward unity and harmony. Stand For Education, Inc.(Stand4Ed) believes that education is key component for developing this new nation that has known little but war. We are in urgent need for the construction and maintenance of schools. We stand for educating and empowering the children of South Sudan, because education is the key to strengthen this new nation.