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Running for South Sudan

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September 15, 2011

Help pay for much-needed education in the world's newest country!  See more
Mark Greaves

THE STORY:

South Sudan only became a country on 1 July. Before then it had been ruled, unjustly, by the bigger, richer, northern half of Sudan. It had fought two civil wars against the north - each war lasted two decades. Independence, when it came, felt like a dream.

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.

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$170

MONEY RAISED
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  • Laura

    $40

  • Anne

    $50

  • Ethne and Stan

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $65

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23% Raised of $750 Goal

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The Team: $170 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $65

6 years ago

Ethne and Stan

Ethne and Stan

DONATION: $15

Go Mark!!! 6 years ago

Anne

Anne

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Laura

Laura

DONATION: $40

Think this is roughly £25... want to be fair to Refuge. Go Mark! Woohoo! x 6 years ago