Peace Corps OVERVIEW

ABOUT US

We are a leading humanitarian organization dedicated to fighting poverty and injustice and: reducing human suffering. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of PCO's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease including HIV/AIDs, and increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. PCO also delivers emergency aid to survivors of conflict and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

OUR HISTORY

PCO is one of the nation’s leading national humanitarian organizations, committed to helping families amongst the most vulnerable communities improve their lives and achieve lasting victories over poverty and suffering. Founded in 2006 to provide relief to survivors of the long war of liberation, PCO quickly became a tested and trusted vehicle for the compassion and generosity of hundreds of thousands.

OUR MISSION AND VISSION

Our Vision

PCO-SS envisages peaceful developed and socio-economically empowered communities in South Sudan.

Our Mission

PCO-SS exists to improve the livelihoods of vulnerable communities by ensuring sustained peace and tranquility, support and protection for needy communities, access to food, non -food items, education, and health and WASH facilities.

Our Goal

To realise genuine community transformation for self-reliance

Our values/GUIDING PRINCIPLES

PCO-SS envisions peaceful developed and socio-economically empowered communities in South Sudan.
  1. Accountability - PCO-SS strives to be accountable to all her stakeholders
  2. Inclusivity - PCO-SS strives to be fulfill the global social development goals call- ‘leave no one behind’ therefore we seek the meaningful contribution and participation of everybody in all stages of our programming
  3. Empowerment - PCO-SS strives to be original, authentic and unique in the provision of her services. We seek to provide to our communities all necessary tools that list them out of poverty
  4. Teamwork - PCO-SS believes in unity for the purpose of achieving goals and being result oriented
  5. Equity - PCO-SS strives to be fair in all her dealings especially in the distribution of gains and losses acquired in the course of conducting our work.

Emergency Response Initiatives and specific areas of Focus As the prevailing conflict continuous to ravage in certain areas, PCO has responded in locations where we have and can provide value added humanitarian assistance and where security allows. Our emergency response, in Unity, Warrap, Jonglei, Western Equatoria, Western Barl Gazal, and Lakes states build on existing programs and technical expertise such as

  • Peace building and Governance
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Food Security and Livelihoods
  • Education in Emergencies
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Non-Food Items
  • Protection including Child protection & GB
  • Organisational Development for Sustainability.
  • PCO’s initial assessments indicate that more than 60 per cent of displaced people are women and children. We ensure that our response programming takes into consideration the different needs of women, men, boys and girls.