About Us

Kuc Majok Majak and his wife Achay Atorjong Dau in their first visit to native homeland “South Sudan” after more than two decades in exile were shocked to see the monumental level of destruction caused by the Arab Islamic Regime in the area. How numerous children, both girls and boys were left out of education and consequently deprived of skills that could have help them find jobs, sustained and created better lives.

The couple is pursuing their vision to build a permanent Vocational Training Institute to help the helpless children, who were part and true parcel of the larger community. With the help of friends such as Dr. Marvin Mich, Mr. Bill Pickett, Mr. Dick Monacell, and Mr. Isse Abukar from Somalia and St. Mary Church in Rochester, NY, the dream is becoming a reality. The couple created vocational institute vision and are raising funds to build the institute.

The Northern Bhar El Ghazal governor, H.E. Paul Malong Awan, instructed the Acting minister of infrastructure, H. Ronald Deng to offer a large size of land for the school. The state minister of education, H. Stephen Chol agreed to provide teachers and workers as soon as the building is completed. Nonetheless, our final gratitude goes to H. Garang Kout Kout, the State Secretary General, who exerted personal effort to see that this dream becomes a reality.

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The Vocational Institute for the Children of South Sudan is a project sponsored by St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in downtown Rochester NY.

Kuc Majak Kuc Majak and Achay Dau, co-founders of Vocational Institute for the Children of South Sudan

Fund Raising Progress

We have met our Phase One goal of $100,000 and the school has begun operation.  Our Phase Two goal for 2016 is $25,000 for purchase permanent metal doors, windows flooring, ceiling, plastering and painting. So far we have raised almost ten percent of this goal. 

Your support will help us reach this goal. Click here to contribute.

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