Program Coordinator South Sudan

Fred Otieno serves as Program Coordinator, South Sudan, for our organization. He is the third born in a family of seven, of Kenyan nationality and a former religious brother. Fred holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sustainable Human Development, and a Masters Degree in Project Planning and Management from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya. For the last four years, Fred has overseen Sudan Relief Fund projects in the Catholic Diocese of Tombura Yambio. During this time, he has been responsible for identifying the different interventions of the various religious projects and linking them with Sudan Relief Fund through the organization’s president, Neil Corkery.

Fred currently oversees projects in other dioceses of South Sudan as well. He speaks to his experience with our organization: “Sudan Relief Fund creates a positive transformation in the lives of marginalized people, thereby promoting their human dignity. This is a true manifestation of Christ discipleship. Sudan Relief Fund is a Godly driven organization, and this is my motivation in living the Gospel daily. God bless Sudan Relief Fund and all of the donors who support this organization.”

Bishop Eduardo Kussala on left and Fred on right
Fred checking on the welfare of vulnerable children of St. Bakhita’s Orphanage

Children Raising Children

At just fourteen years old, Martha was sexually assaulted and the attack resulted in a pregnancy. Nine months later the young, unmarried girl had no means to provide for a child. Still traumatized from the aftermath of her ordeal, her body couldn’t produce milk for her newborn.