Better, Fair and Equitable Jobs Chances for Southern Kordofan Youth

Better, Fair and Equitable Jobs Chances for Southern Kordofan Youth

Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
$50,000 - $100,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

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The project focus on selection of 150 youth - both sex-to be trained on Mobile Phone/Computer & Satellite Maintenance and Installation, 50 from each of Kadugli, Dilling and Rashad localities. Five (5) groups of 10 each will be identified and trained in each of the 3 localities. Two (2) weeks practical training will be conducted for each group.
After Training, Tools, a one year free Trading licences & Site allocations will be provided to start up. A workshop on small Business projects will be conducted. Further assistence will be provided based on the M&E Reports.
KURGY staff will liaise with local authorities and CBOs/CSOs based to identify the beneficiaries. KURGY`s commitment towards gender equity and fair approaches would necessitate gender balanced selection criteria.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in (CPA) 2005, that has put an end to prolong civil-war of Sudan; and regardless to the special status awarded to the South Kordofan region (one of the three areas (3As) (A special protocol); the fate and destiny of the youth category particularly the graduates, was stagnant and stuck on a turning-point in-between peace and war. Parallel to the rising aspirations of the people in the area due to the singing of the CPA, they were obviously left to suffer lacking of stability and job security to offer social mutual services. This scenario could easily be seen among the less educated youth e.g. the Sudanese Certificate holders in SK. Consequently, increased frustration and negative attitudes could easily be observed as well with the lack of improvements in living conditions and/or income generating activities, especially with regard to livelihoods opportunities, which the people in the area have set among their top priorities. Apparently, In the absence and/or slow procedures of the Youth employment opportunities in SK, the burden to support youth category was initially laid on the power-less and resources-less youth and communities. The recent ongoing conflict and political polarization in the South Kordofan elections (May 2011), would strongly support KURGY`s intervention to mitigate tension and draw youth concerns towards better, fair and equitable future opportunities.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

The initiative is a new practical straightforward approach to create jobs for the young unemployed people – at least in Sudan. No simalar approach was taken to address the unemployment issue in Sudan (as far as we know).The initiative will transform 150 young people from jobless people into a productive force providing services which are highly demanded by growing electronics market in Southern Kordofan State. The implementation cost of the training is not high compared to the expected results of creating 150 job chances for unemployed young people)
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Main Activities: 1/ To Identify 150 most vulnerable youth ((Sudanese General higher secondary schools certificate holders, and some unemployed graduates both sex)in Kadugli, Dilling and Rashad localities of Southern Kordofan State in coordination with local partners. (Five groups of 10 youth in each of the 3 localities, total 15 groups) 2/ To provide 2 weeks Practical Training on Mobile Phone/Computer and Satellite Maintenance & Installation for each group. 3/ To provide In-Kind Support for each groups, in terms of Tool Bags (Grippers, Screw Drivers, Satellite Finders, CDs. Software... and other necessary tools) 4/ To Liaise and create positive relations with the line ministries, our field staff and the targeted to guarantee the maximum sustainability chances for the above proposed interventions.( Localities will provide a free trading license and allocation of 3x3 meters site at the main town’s market for each four (4) trainees to practice their new jobs.Investigate the availability of financing small business projects of the most succeeded trainees). 5/ the trainees will attend a workshop on Management of Small Business projects. 6/ to monitor and follow up surveys, beneficiaries’ identification, implementation and reports.
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About Your Organization
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How long has your organization been operating?

Less than a year

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What stage is your project in?

Idea phase

Share the story of the founder and what inspired the founder to start this project

KURGY is a National Non-Governmental Organization established in 2010 and officially registered in Khartoum under the Sudan Voluntary and Humanitarian Act of 2006 in 2011. KURGY main office is located in St. 21, Alamarat, Khartoum at the gesture of PETRO-TEC (A Firm offering Training, Studies and Consultation).
KURGY works to promote: Peace issues, Capacity building & Training, Qualifying the Youth and the Returners to find jobs, Supporting family care and woman empowerment, Development projects design and implementation and poverty fighting.
Although KURGY is newly registered NGO, the Founder (the applicant) has accumulated a considerable International experience on training facilitation, designing of training and capacity building programs and assessment of training needs during his service with PETRO-TEC.
I am the initiator of the project, and the founder of KURGY NGO. As Southern Kordofan is my Home State, I am trying to contribute in the development of the State by providing the service that, KURGY staff and I could successfully achieve. Some of the staff members are former NGOs employees. Some of KURGY Consultative Council members are former INGOs managers and staff members of Sudan Academy for Administrative Sciences.

Social Impact
Please describe how your project has been successful and how that success is measured

The success could be measured by:

1/ The Certified trained 150 people will be there working in their workshops. This is the first success measure.
NGO. Implementing Reports
Quarterly sample reports
DDR & Locality feedback
Field Surveys

How many people have been impacted by your project?


How many people could be impacted by your project in the next three years?

More than 10,000

How will your project evolve over the next three years?

I expect the project will be repeated in other States in Sudan (Darfur, Kassala and Northern Kordofan States) KURGY is planning to provide training and qualifying of youth in other areas such as (Air Cooling, Electricity extensions) based on the need and the lack of such services and the interest of the targeted groups.

What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?

. Localities may not provide free trading license and sites allocation of 3x3 meters at the main town’s market. In this case,we have to go for workshops rent and pay the Trading License fee.
.150 participants should be interested and committed to the program. If the targeted number for a specific Locality is not available, the training will be done to the available registered trainees. The rest of the allocated fund could be directed to another Locality in which the number of interested people is bigger.
.If the estimated funds are not available.KURGY will adjust the project to fit in with the available budget.

Tell us about your partnerships

.Local Gov. Localities (to assist in providing a one year free trading licences for the trainees, and a workshop space in the market for each group of four trainees. Assist in including the trainees in the microfinance plans of the State)
.Youth Training Centers (To assist in the selection of the trainees and the training venues where to power supply is available).
.The competent Training Institute in Khartoum (Inshon Computer Institute)
.DDR and the working Organizations in Southern Kordofan State (For getting feedback, preparing reports and evaluation).

Explain your selections

KURGY expect to get funds form the concerned Foundation and the UN organizations.
The Regional Government support is expected in providing some facilitation for the project
The Communicatin Companies participation is expected

How do you plan to strengthen your project in the next three years?

.By collaboration with the working UN agencies in Sudan.
.Form a kind of a JV or special arrangements with the working NGOs.
.Convince the Local Government to take a forward step to adopt the project/s and develop the idea into a Vocational Training Institute or so

Which barriers to employment does your innovation address?
Please select up to three in order of relevancy to your project.


Lack of skills/training


Restricted access to new markets



Please describe how your innovation specifically tackles the barriers listed above.

Lack of skills/training: The innovation aims to provide the trainees with the required practical skills for Mobile Phone/Computer and Satellite Maintenance & Installation. During the Evaluation phase, completion training may be recommended to enhance the trainees’ skills.
Restricted access to new markets: The project give a chance to the unemployed young people to enter the new growing communication market. It is not available to get training on Mobile Phones & Computer Maintenance as the service & the devise it self is recently enter most of the regions out side Khartoum.
Underemployment: The innovation give a chance to those underemployed to develop them selves and do their own business.

Are you trying to scale your organization or initiative?
If yes, please check up to three potential pathways in order of relevancy to you.



Influenced other organizations and institutions through the spread of best practices


Enhanced existing impact through addition of complementary services

Please describe which of your growth activities are current or planned for the immediate future.

KURGY is arranging with the Communication Companies (MTN, ZAIN and Sudani) to adopt/ support the project .
KURGY is working on a Proposal for an Open Wide training for people (200 - 500 persons per State) out side Khartoum on how to use the Computer (Word, E-mail & Internet).
Internet Cafés in Youth Training Centers, Civil Societies Offices and Football Clubs are also planned.
The Final Report of the project will be destributed to the working NGOs to be involved in the future projects.
KURGY is planning to arrange media coverage for the most successful intervention to boast and encourage other similar initiatives takers to learn from the lessons.

Do you collaborate with any of the following: (Check all that apply)

Government, NGOs/Nonprofits, Academia/universities.

If yes, how have these collaborations helped your innovation to succeed?

KURGY is targeting the following bodies to collaborate with in its current and future projects:
.Government: For facilitation and including a part of the project components in their Annual Budget
.NGOs/ nonprofit: To Fund, or to collaborate or to cover a component of the project (For example: conduct a workshop on Management of Small Business Project/ Small projects financing for the trainees.)
.Academia/universities: To develop a training/ qualifying methodology for the activities carried out by KURGY. To provide academic assistance for the interested capable trainees.