South Sudan Artists’ Association in Ethiopia to launch fundraising concert in Akobo next week

Addis Ababa, June 4, 2015 (SSNA) — The office of South Sudan Artists’ Association in Ethiopia (SSAAE) is hereby announcing to public that it will conduct a fund-raising concert in Akobo to support a newly established indigenous NGO in Akobo County.

IKC which stands for Indigenous Knowledge Center is a newly founded local NGO base in Akobo. It’ll be extended to other parts of south Sudan upon securing enough funds to carryout its undertakings. It’s in need of funds from both local and international donors.

Paul Ruot Bayoch, the secretary for SSAAE urges all the south Sudanese communities to support the newly founded Indigenous Knowledge Center (IKC).

“This indigenous NGO is a home baked, we need to support it. Let’s show our support (morally or monetarily). So, if we support it, it’ll deliver services effectively to our citizens”.

He further said “Artists’ are the drivers of change, we’re for development. Even though the country is affected by made-made crises, we can still push on for development to transform violent mentality of our people into peaceful mindsets; so we are doing this for sake of peace and prosperity.”

Moses Wawich, the field manager of IKC has appreciated the decision taken by SSAAE to raise funds locally in Akobo.

“I thank all the artists who will be performing in this upcoming fund raising concert. This is a very great move. I know, raising funds locally for the IKC isn’t simple. The good thing is, by contributing to the initial capital of this NGO, people will surely own it as their own creation which will also tackle their own problems”. He also urges all invited groups to warmly attend this special occasion with open hearts, compassion and collaboration.

The prominence artists who will perform in this fund raising concert include among others, Paul.B, Jock Badeng, Deng Moroal, Kulang Ruach, and Gatruop Yian.

The fund-raising concert will take place next week, Saturday, 13/06/2015 in Akobo at Akobo Green Hotel.

For more information, contact Khor Deng Jang-Chairman, Lul Tuach Dojiok-Deputy Chairman, or Paul Ruot Bayoch-Secretary at: [email protected].

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