JUBA, JANUARY 26th 2023 (SUDANS POST) – Eight South Sudanese young women on Wednesday graduated from a U.S. Government-supported training program that imparts livelihood skills.
The three-month program is part of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) support to South Sudan.
This is part of the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe (DREAMS) program.
Launched in 2014, DREAMS is a worldwide initiative, introduced in South Sudan in 2020, to support PEPFAR focus countries.
The program provides comprehensive HIV prevention services and capacity building for orphans and vulnerable children, and adolescent girls and young women between the ages of 14-24.
The DREAMS program has so far invested $4.4 million in support of more than 4,000 girls in South Sudan.
The U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Michael J. Adler on Wednesday presented certificates to eight graduates of a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) activity.
The young women completed their three-month internship at Radisson Blu Hotel in front desk management, catering, housekeeping, and engineering or plumbing.
“May you all have futures of success and happiness,” Ambassador Adler told the young women during a ceremony at Nakasongola Christ Church in Juba.
“May South Sudan have a happy future of peace and prosperity.”