Lunch for Learning

The Raising South Sudan project educates children at two primary schools in South Sudan. Through the project’s Lunch for Learning program, $100 ensures lunch 5 days a week for 1 child for 1 year, and helps fund school gardens.

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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. Approximately 4,000 of them were invited to come to the US and become citizens in 2001. 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.

A big challenge in the communities where the Raising South Sudan project operates is the low levels of education and nutrition, both of which are essential to learning. Our goal is to ensure meals for 800-plus students and teachers for one year and to fund expansion of community-managed sustainable school gardens.

Join us for Lunch! The Lunch for Learning program is an essential part of the Raising South Sudan project. A donation of just $100 ensures lunch 5 days a week for 1 child for 1 year, and helps fund school gardens.

Lunches Provide Food Security

2.8 million people, nearly 25% of South Sudan's population, urgently need food assistance. (Feb, 2016, UNICEF)

Lunches Keep Girls in School

Daily meals play an important role in encouraging families to regularly send students, particularly girls, to school.

Lunches Sustain Teachers

Nutrition is as important to teachers as it is to students.

Expand Our Circle, too!
We're raising Lunch for Learning funds in hopes of covering as many lunches as possible before the new school year starts. Please, after making a $100 Lunch for Learning donation today, would you invite your friends and family to join in, too? Anyone would enjoy making a difference with $100 to feed 1 child 5 days a week for 1 year.

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

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