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HYGIENE KITS: February 2017

HYGIENE KITS: Days for Girls, Highland Village Chapter President Pam Moore and Board Member Heather Olsen, appreciated the opportunity to travel with GEMS Foundation to distribute postpartum and feminine hygiene kits to girls and women in South Sudan. During the recent trip, they were able to meet with local officials…...

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ACCOMPLISHMENTS of GEMS DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION — FOCUSED IN SOUTH SUDAN: Updated March 2017

GOATS: In February of 2017, we gave out our 10,000th “she goat.” “She goats” produce 1 (one) and 1/2 liters of milk a day, giving nutrition to hungry children and their families. Groups of families can then begin their own dairy and make cheese and other sustainable products. We have collected…...

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Update on South Sudan

Dear Donors, We wanted to give you as much information as we can regarding the dire situation in South Sudan.  The attached article which we received this morning relates to the situation in the state of Northern Bahr El Ghazel, which is where most of our field work is managed. …...

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Country’s lone psychiatrist sets sights on mental health reform in war-torn South Sudan

South Sudan’s sole licensed psychiatrist is on a mission to transform mental health care in the country of more than 12 million. In South Sudanese culture, mental illness is often believed to be caused by hostile possession of spirits, evil curses or punishment from God, and patients are regularly recommended…...

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NBG State, Polio Union and GEMS Development Foundation Wheelchair Distribution

22 Wheelchairs/ bicycles were distributed to polio survivors. The recipients came from Aweil, Regina, and Majang Bai, a village in the North County. On April 27, 2015, the State Minister of Health witnessed a wheelchair distribution to polio survivors in the town of Aweil. The project is being supported by GEMS…...

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Ministry Of Health In NBG Support Polio Disabled Union Vocational Centre

The state Minister of Health in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Hon. Tong Deng Anei has revealed his ministerial ambitions to support the Polio Disabled Union Vocational Centre’s growth and independence by buying them wheel chairs which are locally made by the same group. 28 April 2015, By Agoth Abraham AWEIL, April…...

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John F. Kerry and Susan E. Rice: A time for leadership in South Sudan. Officials in the country must finally take responsibility and end the fighting there.

By John F. Kerry and Susan E. Rice Published December 15, 2014. Washingtonpost.com John F. Kerry is secretary of state. Susan E. Rice is national security adviser. In 2011, the world’s newest nation was born amid joyous celebrations. The international community welcomed South Sudan not just with cheers but also…...

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GoatsfortheoldGoat/ G.E.M.S. Foundation responds to The Washington Post Editorial – December 8th.

“We have been aware from our trips to South Sudan that civil war would break out again after the rainy season. There have been reports for months of arms being shipped in from China and other countries. This does not change the mission of Goatsfortheoldgoat.com/G.E.M.S Foundation. We will continue to…...

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The TV and radio personality is trying to save the country a goat at a time

By Ellen Ratner. Published December 02, 2014. FoxNews.com Editor’s note: The following column originally appeared on World Net Daily. Once a year, we celebrate Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and now Giving Tuesday. There is now an organization devoted to Giving Tuesday. GivingTuesday.org says “#GivingTuesday, a global…...

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