Mark Greaves via Crowdrise
September 15, 2011
BENEFITING: VALENTINO ACHAK DENG FOUNDATION
It is, though, one of the poorest and least well educated countries in the world. Its first high school was set up only two years ago, by a man called Valentino Achak Deng. His foundation is now working to build more schools, libraries and teacher-training colleges across the country. I know about this man, Valentino, because his life is related in novel form by Dave Eggers in What is the What. It is an inspiring book, and Valentino seems like a lovely man. I hope you can spare some money for him.