I CAN Children

Yes we can!

About I CAN South Sudan imageAbout I CAN South Sudan image
I CAN South Sudan is a Multi Sector NGO devoted to advancing the well-being of displaced persons with special focus on vulnerable children and women.
I CAN South Sudan was founded in 2017 by Refugee Youth in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement, Yumbe District in Uganda.
The Organization was Incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee with Uganda Registration Service Bureau (URSB) in 2018, Registered and have MoU with Yumbe District and Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) Refugee Desk.
In 2019, the Organization extended its services to South Sudan where it is Registered as a National Non-Governmental Organization with Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC) in Juba South Sudan.
In 2023, we Registered the organization in Europe (Norway) with Registration number 932 3839 26 to facilitate our donors coordination, build synergies and mobilize resources to serve displaced persons

A better everyday life for a Displaced Child

To advance and improve the well being, protection, survival and development of a displaced person. To inculcate sense of meaning, purpose and hope in the lives of vulnerable children

Improved living conditions for vulnerable refugee children in Uganda with a return and restart perspective in South Sudan.

Thematic Area
  • Child Protection
  • Education
  • Peace Building
  • Livelihood
  • Environment

I CAN South Sudan collaborates with communities to ensure that children live in a safe, welcoming, and protective environment. We prioritize child rights in our development work because we believe that strong children can help communities promote the social and peaceful well-being of their society. I CAN South Sudan is committed to the seven key values listed below in its work and organizational life. These values serve as our working norms and behavioral guiding principles for effective performance.
Excellence in Performance: I CAN South Sudan  works to ensure that its program are of high quality, results-oriented, and effective

Partnership: I CAN South Sudan collaborates respectfully with International Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society Organizations, Networks, governments, communities, the private sector, and donors, bringing together the unique resources of all to achieve common goals.

Teamwork: Mutual respect, inclusivity, dialogue, and collaboration are the guiding principles of our organization. In order to build strong partnerships within and beyond I CAN Sudan South Sudan, we strive to understand the perspectives and ideas of our stakeholders while also recognizing the positive contributions of each individual within our jurisdiction.

Integrity: I CAN South Sudan consistently works in an atmosphere of mutual trust, honesty, transparency, and accountability.

Open communications: I CAN South Sudan is committed to disseminating information in an ethical, respectful, and collaborative manner. The timely and consistent exchange of high-quality information with all stakeholders is the cornerstone of our operations' accountability and informed, consultative decision-making.

Fear of God: I CAN South Sudan  seek to be a God fearing and respecting organization.

Diversity: I CAN South Sudan aspires to have a commendable humanitarian workforce that reflects its commitment to diversity. We strive for ethnic, racial, religious, and geographical diversity, and equality is an important component of our work.

Motto:Yes we can!

Safe Space for Vulnerable Children

We provide a safe space for vulnerable children by bringing them together across tribes and communities, assisting children to network, socialize, and freely share their problems, keeping children connected to their culture and heritage, and assisting them in maintaining their identity. We also give children the opportunity to participate in advocacy for their rights and for peace, as well as to cultivate and develop their talents, raise awareness, and heal from trauma. Our areas of involvement with children are as follows. 1. Music, dance and drama 2. Epressive Art and Drawing 3. Comedy 4. Bible study 5. Storytelling 6. Sports 7. Life skills training 8. Public Speaking 9. Sex education 10. Counselling, healing and guideince Hence, safe space for the vulnerable children is our area of priority to develop them holistically for a better prospect for adult life

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Peace Building, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

We are working towards building peace at the grass root level between the local communities starting from households level to the community, the region, the country and the world at large. The first step to peace is through providing mental health and psychosocial support and hence this is integrated into all our peace building approach

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Livelihood Support for Single Mothers

We train single mothers in Entrepreneurship and Business Skills and give them startup capital

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Advocacy Program

Giving vulnerable children voice and platform to advocate for their rights and Peace through Music, Drama, Public Speaking and Drawing art, documenting and follow up on cases in regards to child abuse, Counseling and mentoring children, Educating the Community on Child Rights and working for the best interest of the child, conducting media talk shows to educate the community on child rights

Health Care

With lessons learnt from the recent lockdowns that restricted movement between local borders, the community must be empowered to locally produce face masks and other PPEs to prepare for further lockdown that may come. Instead of procuring face masks from urban areas, we need to establish a local based solution that will allow the community to produce their products to reduce all costs related to procurement from outside and to guarantee the production of face masks during the lockdown. Therefore, this is why this is our priority area of focus, Providing support to PMTCT HIV Mothers, Community Awareness, Provision of Mosquito net, Conducting community dialogue on health.


We provide access to clean energy to vulnerable community by providing solar lamp and solar systems, manage ewaste and, provide awareness to the community on how to recycle or manage ewaste, train the local youth and community on solar repair and maintenance and engage the community to document the climate change in their locality and provide a local solution towards the fight against Climate Change

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Richard Ruati

Board Chairperson

Michael Lege

Board Vice Chairperson

Akuje Nancy


Stephen Wandu Bimo

Founder/Executive Director/Secretary to the Board

Jessica Poni


Stephen Wandu Bimo

Executive Director

Juan Jackline Sadrack

Program Manager/Public Relation Manager

Okumu Collins Latigo

Finance Officer

Sauyah Nakabiri

MEAL Officer

Vigilant Tusiime Violet

Project Officer

Annet Juru

Assistant Finance Officer

Seme Luate Cons

Procurement & Logistic Officer

Moses Elly

Music Teacher

Charles Thomas

Security Officer

Elias Severio Gadia

Ibba Coordinator Project Coordinator

Daniel Charles Talata

Assistant Finance-IBBA


Donation Amount

  • $10
  •  11.07.2019 03:27 PM
  •   The Undercroft - Grace Episcopal Church Silver Spring, MD 20910 Free Parking

Children's Music Network is a 501(c)(3) made up of musicians, teachers, librarians, therapists, parents and children who celebrate community and the positive power of music in the lives of children is organizing a Benefit Concert featuring Latin Grammy award winning artist Mister G to support our charity and hence we all calling on all well wishers to join this effort in raising funds to support the unaccompanied South Sudan Children under our program. Read more about the fundraising concert below Latin GRAMMY® award-winning artist MISTER G donates a concert for the benefit of young refugees in Uganda! Concert: 6:30 to 7:30 PM Ben Gundersheimer (MISTER G) is a Latin GRAMMY® Award-winning artist, author, activist, and educator. Hailed as “a bilingual rock star” by the Washington Post, he tours internationally playing everywhere from Lollapalooza and Lincoln Center to climate change rallies on Capitol Hill. His spirited bilingual performances aim to help children see each other across borders and foster cross-cultural connections. MISTER G is donating this program for the benefit of child refugees who fled the wars in South Sudan and arrived unaccompanied at Camp Bidibidi, Uganda, the second largest refugee camp in the world. Stephen Wandu Bimo, Executive Director of I Can South Sudan, uses music and art at the camp to help children from different tribes learn to work together in peace and heal the wounds caused by their traumatic journeys. Song Swap 7:45 to 9 PM Following MISTER G's fabulous concert all are invited to a traditional Children's Music Network Song Swap. CMN members, their guests, and any audience members who wish to stay will be invited to take the mic and share a song about saving the environment, sharing resources, and immigration. Children's Music Network The Children's Music Network is a 501(c)(3) made up of musicians, teachers, librarians, therapists, parents and children who celebrate community and the positive power of music in the lives of children. Can't make the concert? Please consider clicking CMM Donation and making your tax deductible donation directly to The Children's Music Network. CMN will forward the donation to I Can South Sudan. Please type "I Can South Sudan" by "other." THANK YOU! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-concert-with-latin-grammy-winner-mister-g-tickets-61753190455 click the link for full information #childrensmusic.org #MISTERG!

  • Africa Office: Bidibidi Refugee Camp Zone 1, Yumbe, Uganda / Europe Office: Vestre Strand Gate 42, 4612 Kristiansand Norway
  • Africa: P.O.BOX 30430 Clock Tower Kampala Uganda / Europe: Vestre Strand Gate 42, 4612 Kristiansand Norway