USA & CANADA
The primary purpose of this NACO community website is education, social development, personal growth, promoting peace and unity among the Otuho-Speaking people of North America and around the globe.
About Our Organization
Who We Are
NACO is a charitable not-for-profit community-based organization operating in United States, Canada, and South Sudan serving all South Sudanese commonalities across the three countries.
What we Do
We cater to our most vulnerable members in the community especially during their times of need, sorrow, and happiness.
We strongly believe in the African proverb that “it takes a village to raise a child”. As a community in Diaspora, we want to maintain our culture and traditions connected to the motherland. We are staying true to xxxx by leaning on and supporting each other xxxxxxxx.
How you can help
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We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It
The Otuho South Sudanese residing in North America (United States and Canada) immigrated during the twenty two (22) years of civil war between the now Sudan government and the southern rebels called the Sudan People Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A). The civil war ended in 2005 with the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) which paved the way for the independence of South Sudan as a country in July 2011. Many of the families who came to North America did not come directly from Sudan or Southern Sudan but from neighboring countries including Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Egypt where they flee for refuge during the war. A great number of families began arriving in the early 2000’s in North America. The number of Otuho-speaking families has since steadily grown.
After realizing that the number of Otuho families are growing, several of the community elders met and decided during the summer of 2005 to establish a community organization. And thus, the Otuho-Speaking Community of North America (NACO) was born. It was officially established during the Christmas celebration of 2005 after the constitution was ratified and passed in Erie, Pennsylvania. Shortly after its establishment, the organization was incorporated in 2006 and obtained its non-profit tax-exempt status (501) (C) 3 in 2007. In mid-2013, it also obtained its non-profit tax-exempt status in Canada.
Our Top Priorities
The goal of the organization is to promote, social, economic growth & advocate for peaceful resolution of conflict. Donations are welcome and appreciated.
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By joining the community you are actively helping those in need. You can join as an annual member, browse the shop, donate to charities of your picking, and a majority of the proceeds goes to families who need support.