South Sudan2021-09-20T09:24:35-07:00

Villagers work together to build a school

Villagers work together to build a school

SOUTH SUDAN

Current Projects:
Under the direction of Deng Ajak Jongkuch, our cultural ambassador in South Sudan, Impact A Village is currently supporting cataract surgeries, maternity clinics, and malaria treatment in remote areas of South Sudan. Funds are directed to the non-profit Partners in Compassionate Care in support of various medical and educational projects.

Past Projects:
Malek Primary School The very first project that Impact A Village supported was the building of the Malek Primary School. In 2009, Deng Jongkuch, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan went to Sudan on behalf of ImpactAVillage to direct the building of a primary school in Malek, South Sudan. The elders of Malek agreed to donate and clear the land for the school in addition to having villagers help with the construction. Under the direction of Deng Jongkuch and a contractor, the community cleared the land, dug the foundation, made bricks from cement and sand, and built the walls of the school. All the materials for the school including cement, lumber, rebar, and roofing material were purchased by ImpactAVillage. The 5-room school was completed in 2010 and designed to hold 300 students. The cost for the school was $25,000, which was raised by generous donations to ImpactAVillage. The Malek Primary School is now operated by the government and over 600 students currently attend.

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Photos of the Malek School Project

Building a School in Malek, South Sudan

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About South Sudan

The 20 year civil war in Sudan left the newly independent country of South Sudan practically devoid of infrastructure, services, or health care. The educational needs are urgent as Sudan currently has the lowest access to primary education in the world. According to UNICEF, only 33% of children between the ages of 7-14 go to school, only 10% of the girls go to school (the lowest rate in the world), and over 93% of all women in South Sudan are illiterate. Despite its independence, there continues to be conflict in South Sudan.

Deng Jongkuch, One the Lost Boys of Sudan

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NEWS UPDATE: Impact a Village Responds to COVID

May 2020: Impact A Village  made a $10,000 donation to the non-profit “Feeding Good” program at Revolution Foods that will provide free meals to families in need across the US.  Revolution Foods, based in Oakland, has distributed over 15 million healthy meals during COVID to students out of school, families in need, homebound seniors, and homeless citizens across citywide programs in over 175 US cities in 18 states.This is the way to impact a village!

May 26th, 2020|
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