Collaboration is the true measure of success.
In order for South Sudan to succeed as a nation it must be able to support and manage the systems needed by its citizens. Literacy is essential for true independence.
Those of us who are coming alongside South Sudan at this important time in history need to be conscious of our role. We should not be creating more dependency by introducing systems that are difficult to manage and maintain long after we are gone. The true measure of a successful project should be the number of community members and officials who take ownership of the project to carry it forward.
Literacy At The Well has volunteers who set up learning sites each day, store supplies for teachers, and help fellow learners who are struggling. Officials in Northern Bahr El Ghazal asked to add more mobile chalkboards after witnessing the project, and arranged for textbooks to be delivered to Malualkon Community Learning Center.
LBRSS has created a model that is supported by the local community and easy for the government of South Sudan to manage in the future.