Dignity and Self-Sufficiency from Learning a Valuable Skill
John and his family witnessed and survived South Sudan’s brutal civil war that destroyed what little infrastructure there was. Despite the hard life he’s lived, an immense smile spreads across John’s face. This and his lanky six-foot-five figure make him unmistakably memorable. But what’s most memorable about John is the great sense of dignity and excitement that he exudes.
Like many in South Sudan, John has spent the majority of his life struggling to provide an income for his family with no job skills. He has scarcely managed to feed his children. But because of the support of World Concern and donors like you, he has been given what every human being deserves—the opportunity to provide for himself and his family.
Through World Concern’s vocational training program, John was trained as a mechanic. He fixes motor bikes in a little shop in the town’s main market. He’s even training others in order that they too can find work and provide for themselves. His dream is to own his own mechanic shop someday and employ others like those he trains.
Empowerment to move past daily survival—this is what John, and others, have been blessed with. You can see on his face the effect of such empowerment—dignity, self-sufficiency, and joy. Donate today to provide job skills for a young person like John.