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  1. Greater Bor Community-USA • A union of three communities • Diaspora and Southern Sudan communities • Assists Sudanese immigrants in the United States to improve the quality of their lives in order to become productive, responsible individuals who give back to their immediate communities. • It focuses on hunger and poverty eradication initiatives among the communities in Southern Sudan.

  2. Our Core Values

  3. Mission Statement • GBC mission is to empower and develop the people of Greater Bor and others through organization and support of sustainable and well-governed communities that respond to the needs of their citizens through creation of economic opportunities, reduction of widespread poverty, positive role modeling and moral conduct by citizenry of Bor, Jonglei and Southern Sudan.

  4. Vision Statement • A visionary and cohesive community leading the way to empowered communities

  5. GBC Approach System

  6. Where are our people on the hierarchy of needs?

  7. GBC Strategic Plan Goals • Organization of Communities GBC will work to encourage its sub-communities and others to organize into strong community organizations that work to address their issues and collaborate with neighboring communities to work on issues of mutual benefits. • Empowerment of Diaspora communities and relationship building GBC will work to empower Diaspora communities through its many programs. • Empowerment and development of home communities and relationship building GBC will work to help communities in Southern Sudan develop and will assist in peace and relationship building initiatives. • Strategic Resource Development GBC will work to develop a robust resource strategic plan and cultivate and develop its stakeholder groups.

  8. Strategic Plan-Goal 1 • Micro and macro organizations of communities are the first priority of GBC. • GBC works to encourage and support its sub-communities to organize as professional organizations that work to address their issues and work with neighboring communities to address issues of their mutual interests.

  9. Example of micro-organization • Local community organizations e.g. Abek community (internally organized into women, youth, elders and any other possible level of organization)

  10. Example of macro-organization • Bor South community organization (women, youth, elders and others) • Twic East community organization (women, youth, elders and others) • Duk community organization (women, youth, elders and others) • Greater Bor communities by states in the U.S • GBC Youth Association and its mandates • GBC Women Association and its mandates • GBC Elders Association and its mandates

  11. Strategic plan-Goal 2 • Empowerment of Diaspora communities and relationship building • GBC will run the following programs to empower the Diaspora communities and help build stronger bonds among them • Unity campaign through Awak-de-Michigan • Support for community entrepreneurs • Community centers • After school programs • Dinka and English Languages • Child Care programs

  12. Strategic Plan-Goal 3 • Empowerment and Development of home communities and relationship building • GBC will focus on hunger and poverty eradication, improvement of living conditions and relationship building among Southern Sudan communities.

  13. A. Operation Bread Basket Programs • Establishment of community development Bank—a means to sustain the organization • Promotion of agricultural programs---with focus on machines i.e. tractors and better storage facilities to avoid waste of farmers’ produce • Micro-loan programs---to develop private sector • Trade and economic development---set the economy in motion

  14. B. Life enrichment programs • Clean water project---GBC plus other water service organizations • Clothing drive ---clothing drives & seeking of opportunities from clothing companies to donate • Permanent shelter provision---construction organizations e.g. Habitat for Humanity • School & Community health---connecting American schools and hospitals with schools and hospitals in the Greater Bor region---adopt-a-school/hospital program • Communication & Diversity promotion---promoting good communication and diversity • Volunteer program---turning student-based and other dormant demographics into community volunteer task force • Marriage reform---forging a memorandum of understanding on marriage • Ethnic outreach program---sharing knowledge and information • Partnership & collaboration programs---local governments, Businesses, international agencies, and churches

  15. Strategic Plan-Goal 4 Strategic Resource Development • GBC will work to develop a robust resource strategic plan and cultivate and develop its stakeholders

  16. Potential partners or Resources • People of Greater Bor---are the backbone resources • Private voluntary organizations---partnership and collaboration • Indigenous organizations---partnership and collaboration • Universities---connecting them with schools in the Greater Bor area and Jonglei • Businesses---encouraging franchise or establishment of parent businesses in the Greater Bor area • International agencies---partnership and collaboration • Foreign allied government---seeking support through capacity-building • Neighboring communities---working together on issues of mutual interests

  17. GBC Strategic Plan Priorities for 2010-2011 • Cascade of events