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Director Statement

Abraham Telar Nicknora is an Executive Director and Founder of Wellbeing Foundation South Sudan. The aim of WFSS is to contribute to provision of quality and equitable mental health services and care for the population, under the stewardship of the Ministry of Public Health. Also, to increase the accessibility to mental health prevention, treatment and rehabilitation Abraham_Directorservices at the tertiary level. The project with the help of Australian Mental Health well-wishers and other donor investors will build a funding drive to the tune of USD 5 million to cover all the states of southern Sudan and Mental Health Services in Australia for the South Sudanese people who are still with Post traumatic stress order and other Mental illnesses associated.

Abraham graduated with the bachelor of Social work at Victoria University, melbourne and currently undertaking Masters of Politics and Policy at Deakin University. Abraham is a Mental Health Social Worker. A member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Abraham works for Department of Human Services (Centrelink). Abraham is extremely empathic, emotionally mature and well-centred, have a great deal of enthusiasm and he is positive and encouraging in his dealings with others. Abraham is definitely a people person, as seen by his career choices. He is really enjoy his job and feel privileged to have the opportunity to help others in some way.

Wellbeing Foundation South Sudan was formed in 2015 and its intervention will ensure construction of more community health hospitals and also capacity-building training sessions will be provided to community based staff and a number of community volunteers will be recruited who would then provide psycho-social services at community level. However, due to the need for general public awareness and education to increase their level of consciousness on the issues pertaining to mental health, the project will facilitate a process of enlightening the public to respect the basic rights of the people who are suffering mental illness.