OUR MISSION: To educate men, women, and children who cannot read and write due to the ongoing civil war that began with the independence of Sudan in 1956. In educating people in their own communities, we empower them to solve problems and assimilate into the culture and community that is governed by the rule of law. In this way, SSEM will support the effort to rebuild the Republic of South Sudan and enable people to live peacefully in their villages.