Jane Keji Alex, South Sudan



Jane Keji Alex, South Sudan

Jane’s passion and strong work ethic moved her to the social work space where she serves rural communities to uplift the women who have been affected by the protracted war in South Sudan. She helps women through adult education, enrolls girls to join schools that have relatively lower school fees costs and that provide vocational training for girls that had gone through trauma and other war effects of rape. Jane founded Wipe My Tears Foundation (WTF) together with a diverse group of other rural women from different ethnicities and religions.  These are women who have hope in change and have experienced different hard situations during and after the war. Her work focuses on helping women build connections and networks of support, trust and harmony in the community by empowering HIV positive women and children, the disabled, orphans, and street kids to live their full potential free from violence and discrimination through helping them to be able to make decisions affecting their lives.

Her project will use this grant to impact the lives of the most vulnerable women and girls within the rural areas of Juba. The grant will be used to organize workshop targeting survivors of Gender Based violence, war widows and those living with HIV as a result of rape during the war. The workshop will focus on equipping the targeted women and girls with emotional self-care techniques for dealing with every day stress. Using a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) approach to counseling, the workshop will equip the women with valuable body movement practices that promote healthy minds and body.

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