JULY 20, 2016
MEMORANDUM FOR THE BOR COMMUNITY LEGENDS HISTORICAL RECORDS PROJECT
SUBJECT: Establishment of the Bor Community Legends’ historical records through the community office of Media Relations and Information Technology
Since the beginning of the Sudan’s civil war in 1983 to date, the Bor Community has lost many key individuals either through war or diseases. The last of which was General Deng Kelei Deng Machar who untimely passed away in early June, 2016 in Juba city, South Sudan. General Deng, along with many other community icons and revered sons have died with an immeasurable wealth of knowledge that could benefit the community next generations. It is very unfortunate that the community has no records of these legends’ valuable experiences; their untimely deaths has and continue to deprive the community of their key lessons that could have been learned. There has been poor and insufficient documentation of these legends’ contributions, not only in their respective communities, but all over the nation for future generations. This overlook and continual passing of the Community’s heroes and legends without leaving their stories behind has prompted the Bor community in USA to take initiatives to collect and archive these legends’ stories for future generations. The Bor Community leadership in USA has tasked the office of Media and Information Technology to draft this policy memorandum and to present it to the assembly for approval and funding.
The main objective of the Legend Historical Record project is to record, document and archive the Bor Community Legends Histories. The goal is to archive the still-living and the passed Bor community legends’ histories for the community future generations. The documentation and archiving of the community legends’ achievements and lessons would provide a sense of the past and help guide the community next generation to better future.
This policy Memorandum provide for the establishment of the Bor Community Legends Historical Records for posterity. The Bor community in Diaspora would achieved this project by; debating the idea, and garnering ideas from the rest of the Bor community around the globe (Canada, Australia, Europe and Africa), and to elect a dedicated team that would collect stories and songs across the Bor county (ies) and archive them by upload them on the community site.
We recommend an establishment of a committee through the Bor Community USA offices of Media Relations and Information Technology to work with a team in Canada, Australia, Europe and Africa, especially in South Sudan to collect, record and archive the county legends stories and song for current and future generations. The offices of Media Relations and Information Telecommunication in USA will take charge of the project and lead the rest of the Bor community across the globe. Once the project teams agreed and approved the project, the offices of Media Relations and Information Technology will prepare and present the final course of action (strategy) to the Bor Community assembles (USA, Canada, Australia, Europe and Africa) for final approval.
The overall leadership of the project will remain with the Bor community-USA office of Media Relations and Information Technology. These offices will devise a way to raise fund and will elect the project team, whether here in Diasporas, or in Africa, to run the project.
Akol A. Ngong
Bor Community Development Association
Chairman, United States of America (USA)