Through a Flash Fundraiser “Give $5 for South Sudan,” Lasallian schools across North America are coming together to help the newest country in the world address its educational needs.
When the Republic of South Sudan seceded from Sudan in 2011, it became the world’s newest country . . . but also one of the world’s poorest. After brutal civil wars and ranking among the bottommost underdeveloped countries, South Sudan’s population has an urgent educational need. At the time of secession, only 10% of classes were taught school buildings: most learning came from unstructured classes under the shade of local trees and 90% of the country was illiterate.
To help the country educate its citizens, Lasallians have constructed a new high school in Rumbek, where students will receive quality education under the expert guidance of Lasallian teachers. To assist disadvantaged Lasallians on the other side the world, North American students, faculty, parents and administrators are joining to fund this new school by pledging $5 in support through a Flash Funding effort.
Contributions to the new La Salle Secondary school in Rumbek will be put towards the school’s construction, equipment, and resources which includes library books, desks, blackboards, and more.
Be part of the solution! Click here to learn more about this new school and how you can help.