Educational Institutions

Village Help for South Sudan Inc.

  • Cambridge, MA
  • www.villagehelpforsouthsudan.org

Mission Statement

To provide education, water and sanitation, health care, food support, and economic opportunity to remote parts of Southern Sudan.

Main Programs

  1. Wunlang School
  2. Wunlang Clinic
  3. Multi-Purpose Community Center
  4. Thiou Village Project
  5. Malual-Chum Village Project
Service Areas

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International

We provide education, health care, clean water, and economic opportunity to remote parts of the Republic of South Sudan, northeast of Aweil in Northern Bahr-el-Ghazal State, and in remote parts of Warrap State.

ruling year

2007

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Franco Majok

Keywords

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health, clinic, schools, water, solar, education, South Sudan, Thiou, Warrap, Wunlang, Bahr-el-Ghazal, Aweil South

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EIN

20-8692990

 Number

3237218458

Physical Address

5 Carlton Street Apt. 1

Lynn, MA 01902

Also Known As

VHSS, Wunlang School Project

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Ambulatory Health Center, Community Clinic (E32)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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In 2008 we completed Wunlang School, northeast of Aweil in Northern Bahr-el-Ghazal. Our compound includes eight classrooms, a teachers' office, kitchen, storage, and latrines. Our students were able to go to school during the rainy season for the first time and now receive textbooks and school supplies from UNICEF. Wunlang School was also a distribution point for Christian Solidarity International's mosquito-net program. Our well, drilled in 2007, continues to contribute to the health of the area surrounding Wunlang.We completed our clinic in 2010, which is now staffed and running as tone of the new nation's Primary Health Care Clinics . We have constructed a community center that provides training in health care, agriculture, adult literacy and numeracy, animal husbandry, handcrafts, and other vocations. We have provided sola power to our school under construction in Thiou, Warrap State and to our community center. We have begun a program of Personal Battery Kits; our operators and customers will earn incoming by providing solar-powered light and charging services to the area.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Wunlang School

Wunlang School is one of the few primary schools in this remote area of South Sudan. The school has about 400 students enrolled.We have a well drilled and are well on our way to funding a second school in Thiou, Warrap State, a school that will be electrified with solar power.

Category

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 2

Wunlang Clinic

Wunlang Clinic has been open since 2010. Working with the Republic of South Sudan's Ministry of Health and with private supporters, we seek a reliable supply chain of medical equipment and supplies and qualified medical personnel. Our goals are aligned with RoSS's MoH: reduced maternal and infant mortality, slowing the spread of HIV transmission, providing immunizations and tackling malaria and parasitical diseases.

Category

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

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Program 3

Multi-Purpose Community Center

Our latest project is our multi-purpose community center in nearby Rhumathoi. This center, envisioned by the women of Aweil County, will include training health care, adult numeracy and literacy, agriculture, handcrafts, and other vocational training. Our internet cafe will be there. We are also building a guest house that will provide our volunteers a place to stay and will serve as a a training site for the hospitality industry and a catalyst for eco-tourism.

Category

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 4

Thiou Village Project

Thiou Village Project, managed by former Lost Boys Bol Thiik Riiny and Mou Riiny, has brought clean water and temporary classrooms to Thiou, Warrap State, and is building permanent, solar-powered classrooms. Solarification of Thiou Village Project is Mou Riiny's senior thesis for the University of San Diego, a project we expect to scale out in future projects.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 5

Malual-Chum Village Project

Managed by former Lost Boy Peter Manyang Malang and his wife Abuk Madut, this projects seeks to bring clean water to a remote part of Warrap State.

Category

Public, Society Benefit

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Our goals are aligned with our mission statement to bring education and opportunity to remote parts of South Sudan.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Our strategy is to meet with community leaders in South Sudan to determine what is needed. We then release funds to local groups, supervised by our field manager, to complete those goals.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We do a great deal with a little, in large part because we use compentent, motivated local workers.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Our indicators include the number of students in Wunlang School passing the primary school leaving exam (doubling every year), monthly reports from Wunlang Primary Health Care Clinic, number of women completing our literacy classes, and data from our solar-energy entrepreneur program.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We have built one primary school and are completing another; have built a community center, which currently has a women's literacy and an agriculture program; drilled wells in all these areas; built, staffed, and supplied a primary health-care clinic;; provided solar power to our school in Warrap State and to our community center; and begun a solar-power enterprise program.
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

We provide education, health care, clean water, and economic opportunity to remote parts of the Republic of South Sudan, northeast of Aweil in Northern Bahr-el-Ghazal State, and in remote parts of Warrap State.

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Funding Needs

Funds to continue the work of our clinic and the programming in our multi-purpose community center.

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Village Help for South Sudan Inc.

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Principal Officer

Franco Majok

BIO

Franco Majok was a Sudanese refugee who came to America in 1998. In 2005, now an American citizen, he returned to his home village in Wunlang for the first time in 23 years. He was shown the school -- a school under the trees, with no supplies (students write their letters in the dust), teachers with a fifth-grade education themselves, and no school during the rainy season or on very hot days. He returned to America determined to build a school.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ronald Moulton

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