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.
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.