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Help build a sustainable future for South Sudan

Ayako Ezaki

The worst effect of the civil war in South Sudan has been on the children, who have very limited access to quality education. Girls especially have few opportunities for education. Many schools consist of just students and a teacher sitting under a tree. Materials and academic supplies—not to mention trained teachers—are scarce. However, the people of South Sudan are committed to rebuilding their communities and supporting their children's education.

Valentino Achak Deng, founder of the VAD Foundation (and the protagonist of the book "What Is the What"), believes that improving the educational system in South Sudan is one of the best ways to build local capacity and encourage the creation of viable economic opportunities. The Foundation has changed the lives of hundreds of students at Marial Bai Secondary School (MBSS).

Support by donating, spreading the word, and encouraging others to get behind the amazing work that the VAD Foundation is doing in the world's newest nation.

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