South Sudan Development Foundation is a non-profit organization incorporated in Alberta Canada. The organization is dedicated to supporting and promoting the development of South Sudan, one project at a time. Education is our development focus for it is the catalyst to all levels and facets of development a marginalized people like South Sudanese need to transcend the political and socio-economic deprivation they have been subjected to for generations.
The establishment of this organization was inspired by the critical needs for textbooks at Dr. John Garang Memorial University of Science & Technology. The organization was founded in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada by a group of South Sudanese graduates and university students who are passionate about South Sudan capacity building in general and academic capacity building in particular.
Book Drive Project
Our current project is a
for Upper Nile University in Malakal, South Sudan.
There is an acute need for educational resources in South Sudanese schools, colleges and universities; however, the book-drive initiative is currently focused on post-secondary textbooks. Textbook needs are critical as most universities in South Sudan lack these necessary resources for their faculties, who have to fend for themselves in acquiring textbooks in their teaching areas.
Ensuring that there are textbooks for the faculties and students will plant the seeds of academic excellence that is vital for the overall capacity building and development of the post-conflict South Sudan.
How You Can Help
Currently, the South Sudan Development Foundation needs support in promoting and building the outreach of the Book Drive Project as well as to assist in raising the necessary funds for the transport of the books to Sudan.
To donate to the book drive to support transport as well as purchasing of local textbooks in South Sudan or in East Africa, please donate via Ainembabazi Children's Project (Registered Charity #81859 5274 RR0001) via CanadaHelps online or please send checks payable to Ainembabazi to 16216 - 93 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5Z 3M9.