Alternative Poverty Eradication Bureau for Africa (A.P.E.B.A.)
South Sudan is emerging from a long lasting civil war that has ravaged the region for nearly half a century, resulting in the total collapse of all socio-economic sectors and social networks that supported the society.
Under the strain of war, 90% of the whole generation of young South Sudanese particularly those who had never sought refuge outside the country during the second phase of the civil war have completely missed the opportunity to obtain formal or vocational education, which is the only key to all social networks that can provide youth, women, and disabled persons with capacity building.
The negative effects of the war have directly affected every segment of the South Sudanese society, both inside and outside of the country. Lack of basic education has had a negative impact on a large number of Sudanese nationals who have had to migrate to the Western world.
As a result of the above-mentioned social problems, a group of individuals, led by David L. Top, founded A.P.E.B.A. David Top was send to a attend peace conference in Southern Sudan at the Old Fangak of Jonglei state in 2004 and he came up with the idea of forming a charity organization dedicated to restore on individuals hit by the war, the basic means of livelihood in the new nation.
Help youth, disabled persons, women in need and other eligible individuals, residing in South Sudan or from South Sudanese origin but living abroad, that are in a vulnerable situation, to develop the necessary skills to support themselves in the long-run, by providing them with training and useful tools to tackle everyday tasks.
By 2020 be the organization in Canada that best attends the needs of South Sudanese nationals, living here or in South Sudan, in their efforts to be successful in the integration process of the society they are a part of.
To provide food; and other basic necessities to any and all vulnerable groups, especially orphaned/needy children in South Sudan.
To relieve poverty by providing agricultural materials and supplies in South Sudan.
To assist in the provision of vocational and life-skills training.
To advance education by providing literacy programs and library services.
To provide services to youngsters of school age to help them succeed at school
To provide children and youngsters with support to help them appreciate and value their culture and that of their parents.
To provide parents and young adults with programs to help them better understand their new circumstances
To build a community center
To invite outstanding students residing in Canada to visit South Sudan as part of a program of learning to appreciate their roots.