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Raising South Sudan

The Raising South Sudan project educates children at the Gumriak and Nyarweng Primary Schools in South Sudan.

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Between 1983 and 2005, nearly 30,000 boys were orphaned and or displaced when villages in southern Sudan were attacked. On epic walks to refugee camps, they became known as the Lost Boys of Sudan. In 2001, approximately 4,000 of them were invited to come to the US and become citizens. Three of these young men – James "Lubo" Mijak of Charlotte, NC; Ngor Kur Mayol of Atlanta, GA; and James Manyror, near Denver, CO – are inspiring ambassadors for the value of education for their home villages in Ruweng State, South Sudan (formerly Unity State).

Today, 800 children attend school and receive daily meals at the Nyarweng and Gumriak community primary schools, the only functioning schools in a geographic area where 90 percent of adults can't read. By donating today, you are supporting the commitment of these former Lost Boys of Sudan to turn tragedy into opportunity.

Raising South Sudan is a flagship project of US 501c3 nonprofit Mothering Across Continents