EVENT DATE: May 02, 2015
The VAD Foundation is very special to us. If we can raise $600, that will send 2 girls to school for a whole year!
The VAD Foundation supports education initiatives in South Sudan, a country ravaged by civil wars. Two and a half million South Sudanese were killed in the wars between 1983 and 2005, and another six million were displaced.
The VAD foundation started The Marial Bai Secondary School, which opened in May 2009. It was the first fully-functional high school in the entire region, where there are no other opportunities for students—especially girls—to continue their education past the elementary level. Fewer than 1% of high school age girls are enrolled in school. Only $300 sponsors a girl to attend MBSS for a full year!