Skip to content
vadfoundation's profile image - click for profile

VALENTINO ACHAK DENG FOUNDATION's Fundraiser:

One teacher's salary

VALENTINO ACHAK DENG FOUNDATION's Photo

THE STORY:

South Sudan is in an educational crisis.

  • 85% of South Sudan’s population is illiterate.
  • 94% of appropriately aged students are not enrolled in secondary school.
  •  There is a high dropout rate, where only 18% of students who enroll in first grade remain in school by the end of the primary cycle, through eighth grade.

Qualified teachers are essential to reversing these stark trends. Without them, this crisis will only worsen. However, the region faces a critical lack of teachers. While the number of children enrolled in school in South Sudan is increasing, there are not enough teachers to meet the widening need. In fact, the proportion of teachers to students is already too low: as of 2009, each class had, on average, about 129 students. Moreover, in South Sudan today, 61% of teachers do not possess any professional training. And because the state of education in South Sudan is currently so poor, it is hard to attract and keep teachers that are qualified. Almost 50% of the country’s educational staff are volunteers, and benefits such as pensions, teacher service commission housing, and health insurance are virtually nonexistent.

By donating to fund one teacher’s salary at Marial Bai Secondary School, you will be helping to pay a certified teacher, who will be best equipped to give students the skills they need to overcome such obstacles as illiteracy and poverty. In this way, your gift does much more than simply enable one teacher to pursue his or her passion—your gift will help support the next generation of future leaders in the world’s newest country. 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,323

MONEY RAISED
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Catherine Wadley

    $100

  • Diana & Lynn Saaby

    $100

  • Joan Cowling

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • John Elbing

    $25

  • Kira

    $50

  • Laura Key

    $25

  • Kendra Garbutt

    $50

  • sarah shumpert

    $10

  • Brett Walkley

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jennifer Kleindienst

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Brookti Berne

    $50

  • NANCY KINNEY

    $100

  • Deborah McGhie

    $200

  • April Rose

    $10

  • John Elbing

    $50

  • Creston Supply Fund

    $23

  • Katherine Paterson

    $50

  • Michael Schuler

    $20

  • Sheri Blackford

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Nancy Tonies

    $100

  •  
  •  
  •  
 

53% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $1,323 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

VALENTINO ACHAK DENG FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$1,048

 

42% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Deborah McGhie

Amount Raised

$200

Fundraiser Title

John Elbing

Amount Raised

$75

Donor Comments

Nancy Tonies

Nancy Tonies

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Sheri Blackford

Sheri Blackford

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Michael Schuler

Michael Schuler

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Katherine Paterson

Katherine Paterson

DONATION: $50

In memory of my uncle and aunt who worked as missionaries in the Sudan for many years 4 years ago

Creston Supply Fund

Creston Supply Fund

DONATION: $23

From the Unprepared Pens/Pencils/Paper Fund 4 years ago

John Elbing

John Elbing

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

April Rose

April Rose

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Deborah McGhie

Deborah McGhie

DONATION: $200

4 years ago