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    Chuol Wal Chak
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    25 December - UN says Women's Literacy is a Key to Progress

    Post  Chuol Wal Chak on Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:15 am

    25 December - UN says Women's Literacy is a Key to Progress



    25 December - (Malakal) - The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Southern Sudan, Lise Grande, says that women and girls should have far greater access to education and health services.

    Speaking to Sudan Radio Service in Malakal on Tuesday, Grande said that a UN survey indicates that about 90 per cent of girls do not know how to read and write. She also said that a large number of girls marry as early as 15 years old and don’t have the opportunity to go to school.

    [Lise Grande]: “I understand that more than 90 percent of the women in southern Sudan can not read or write. And I think we all know that development in a country can’t occur, you can’t really progress, unless you deal with the issue of women’s literacy. I think this has to be one of the top priorities that the government and partners should look at together.”

    Grande said that while waiting for big development projects in the health sector, simple approaches can be used to curb killer diseases such as malaria. She said distributing bed nets to citizens can help reduce the malaria rates by 50 percent.

    Grande also promised that the UN will provide tractors to boost agricultural activities in the state. She said that the UN has recently reaffirmed its pledge to continue helping combat diseases such as malaria and kalazar, as well as improving health and education.

    For us to tackle some problems that prevent south sudan development, we have to think deeply about getting things like what written on the above article straight.

    Read that artcle and let us know your first impression about the news,especially improvement of healh and education.

    what do you think is the biggest challenge that needs to be considered right away by GoSS as well as we the children of the land?

    If you have been asked to come up with critical solution, what kind of project you would come up with, and how would you do it to get it done?

    God bless you all

    Chuol Wal Chak


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    Doang Puok

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    Re: 25 December - UN says Women's Literacy is a Key to Progress

    Post  Doang Puok on Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:49 pm

    Dear webmaster,

    I think the author of this article has recognized the fact of our suffering. The GoSS needs to be told that there are certain traditional laws that are not good for us to continue such as to marry a girl at the age of fourteen to fifteen. This prevents women to be educated people in our areas, South Sudan. Therefore-if we are to mean it to succeed in the real world-we need to urge the GoSS to set some rules that can prevent people to marry young girls until the age of eighteens. The pre-system that still exists should and must be abolished. We must have to eliminate the wrong ones that seem to challenge us. To come to the point that you have asked us for, I can say that the first thing to do is a place where our people can be hospitalized when they feel unwell. Hospitals-in our areas-can be the first to build before anything else because health is the most important thing for all humans to maintain. From there-after hospitals are being built-schools can be built too because the first important thing is health, not education. People go to school when they are healthy. We can do these two important things through our hard work. Our five dollars that we normally contribute to our community can make these factors to be solved, surprisingly.

    As soon as we achieve these things, we will live in a world that satisfies us all. We can’t be a civilized nation without these two important things at all. As children of this great nation, we need to put our efforts on what our nation requires. A nation is recognized throughout the world by its citizens who work very hard for it. Without certain and dedicated people-who can also be called patriot-a nation can’t be called a nation just because its citizens do not work for their country. Finally, your questions are very important that need a good evaluation. Unfortunately, we have never made any commitment on what’s considered as of paramount significance. But, we have to push ourselves to come together in order to achieve what we are supposed to achieve.

    Thanks

    Very truly yours.

    Doang Puk

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    Re: 25 December - UN says Women's Literacy is a Key to Progress

    Post  mana on Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:13 pm

    Hi! everyone

    Yes indeed,all that author mentioned is true ,women's education is very limited in the country due to our culture and that is not fair ,girls have to be treated as boys ,when boys attend schools while girl are helping thier mothers in household chores,is that right?we have to straighten that part of culture.

    In general the edution is needed in our country,first we need health centers urgently as well as
    schools,agricuture equipmets,roads,etcetra;Our five dollars constribution can make different as brother Doang mentioned but we still need help from the government,our commissioners back home is their obligation to claim what ever that belong to each of our counties with the intention to those kind of projects to be done.

    The bigest problem we're facing right now is that ,GOSS is in jeopardy due to corruptions,people are looting public funds, and the bed part is that they are smuggling millions and millions of dollares to the foriegn countries instead to invested in something in our contry would be different,isn't that sad?I don't think that they understand the suffering we've been throughg durin 21 years;until when this government wil remain and lead us in negative way,as far I see this won't take us anywhere, we need to work very hard and pay attention for what this government is doing.

    Thanx and happy new year to every one



    Mana


    MANA

    Deng Lam

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    greeting all

    Post  Deng Lam on Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:44 am

    Merry X-Mas to all of you Brothers and Friends.We have to work very hard inorder to understand our position at this time.Let us do best things as we can for our next generation.
    Deng Lam Lony

    Gluke

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    Re: 25 December - UN says Women's Literacy is a Key to Progress

    Post  Gluke on Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:59 am

    Dear everyone

    As many of you have had already has been mentioned, there are a lots to be done, I mean alot. but better understanding makes thing done quickly. If we identify what the promlems are? then chances are there where we can figure it out how we can solves them. If you live here in North America (Canada and U.S) you probably saw a commercial on TV that about Millitary equipments and better way to build them by using the word "how" base on Lockheed Martin, Space Systems Company "BETWEEN GROUND-BASED NEEDS AND SPACE-BASED SOLUTIONS, THERE IS ONE IMPORTANT WORD. HOW."


    Therefore, we need to work hard to improve our girls and boys educations systems. more importanly, where they to have a school firts which is a resulves of our hard work

    Thank to you all for your input in to this important point

    gluke

    Yien

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    Re: 25 December - UN says Women's Literacy is a Key to Progress

    Post  Yien on Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:14 pm

    Dear Mana,
    First, I would like to say welcome to the board mana.you are free to do what every you want to do.Mana, your contribution to this community of our is highly needed.
    thanks and happy new year.

    yien

    mana

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    Re: 25 December - UN says Women's Literacy is a Key to Progress

    Post  mana on Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:25 pm

    Hi!,Yien
    how are you doing?hope everything are doing good.
    Thanks for your generosity and have happy new year!!!!!!!!!!




    Mana

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    Re: 25 December - UN says Women's Literacy is a Key to Progress

    Post  Reat on Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:20 pm

    Hi mana,
    welcome to lounuer discussion board.This is our home.Everyone of us is free to do whatever he/she has in mind for this great community.Mana,our people need help from everyone of us in North America.Nobody will help them other than us ,and there will be no change in our community backhome if we don't try to do something that will change the mind set of our culture that treated the girls differently from the boys.I think we are the people who will change that one.But,we can not change it without determinations and courage.we have to have those two things inorder to change that circumstance.

    thank you for your contribution.

    Reat.

    mana

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    Re: 25 December - UN says Women's Literacy is a Key to Progress

    Post  mana on Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:07 pm

    Hello!Reat,

    How are you doing?
    It's true our contribution is needed in this great community and is very clear the initiative will came from us here in North America.

    The other day ,I visited other Lou Nuer website,I saw Akobo hospital's image in a very dreadfull conditions,I can't imagine school how it looks like if there is any,this sort of things always give us reasons to do something to our people backhome,they do realy need us,our hard work day and night to achieve something is necesary for us as children of this great community.

    Thanx and best wishes.


    Mana

    Doang Puok

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    Re: 25 December - UN says Women's Literacy is a Key to Progress

    Post  Doang Puok on Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:19 am

    Dear Mana,

    First of all, I would like to express my very warm gratitude towards your sincere participartion. Your participation to our discussion board is more important than you may think. Keep up the very good work! Anyway, what you have stated as an individual is what we exactly need if we really mean it to do something in our homestead. If we are going to make our place to be better, then school and hospital are the ones that need to be done first. We should and must do this, however we won't be able to do them at the movement.



    Once again, thank you and happy new year, Mana! I believe your insightful ideas will one day make a difference in Lou Nuer Areas!

    Your Brother, Doang! Very Happy

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    Re: 25 December - UN says Women's Literacy is a Key to Progress

    Post  Chuol Wal Chak on Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:39 pm

    Happy New Year everybody!

    Your comments on this article communicate to all of us that we care for the lives of our fellow citizens who face the pain or the impact of undeveloped areas. It is not we the children of this great Lou Nuer community who ask the questions about the development alone, but every sub-community within our country asks the same thing. Since the development and environmental section have been the most crucial issues in every government system, we the citizen of Southern Sudan have to make sure the expectations are achieved by GoSS.

    Government of South Sudan seems to be reluctant on this matter. That is why we the citizens of the land have to step on it to alert the government. There is no question about the fact that government is for the people. If the government is for the people as we all know, then we have to express our concerns that are matter to us. As you all mentioned on your comments, development cannot be pursued while there is corruption. However, we the civilians have to do our parts that will urge the GoSS to respect our needs that are affordable to be fulfilled.

    Modification of the system practiced by any particular nation such as standardizing the marry age is not easy to take place right away, but it has to be exercised little by little till the change emerges. Yet, the GoSS has no some guidelines set up to stop early marry which can give young girls opportunities to educate themselves. This is a big problem that we should negotiate with our government. Talking without action doesn’t get effect at the expected time, but taking action does. Let’s take some actions on every issue presented wrongly.

    In addition, development will not fly in the eyes of everyone like a miracle. However, we are the people who will make it happens and know what it takes to make it occurs. If we don’t forward our needs to GoSS, outsiders will not come to tell us what to do and what not to do. People who live in their particular areas know what they need and what they don’t.

    To be specific, we the Lou Nuer people own three counties. Let step on the development issue brothers and sisters. We need to apply our knowledge on this essential issue to make our areas better places for living than they are. Instead of tearing our opinions apart, we need to unite so that our being together will produce some sorts of good understanding. When we understand ourselves, we will understand the problem of having a place with less development is a disaster. GoSS will not tell us what to do, but we have to tell it what we need to do so that they can back us up. This is true. Don’t think that government is one person. Government is a set of different individuals who have different ways of perception. However, we are the ones that will put together their different awareness to consider our concerns. Let’s highlight basic actions toward development and ask GoSS for help afterward. Write down some of the important approaches that you think are the best and worst scenarios to consider first.

    Once again, I still need your suggestions and comments on this topic.

    God bless you all.

    Chuol Wal Chak


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