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Your generous support will directly go to the Vocational Institute. The first phase of the project will create one classroom, one workshop and a hand pump well in Aweil- South Sudan.

  • $15 provides one student with a backpack full of school supply
  • $25 provides monthly expenses for one student
  • $50 provides one girl training in Sawing Machine
  • $100 provides one laboratory set of science equipment
  • $200 provides one student with full scholarship
  • $400 provides the school with energy efficient lop-top computer
  • $2000 builds a teacher house with local material
  • $5000 pays for the solar energy expenses

Contribute to this project on-line.  After having made your donation via PayPal, e-mail your information to We’ll send you a letter, letting you know that your support had been received.

You can also mail your contributions to: African Family Services Foundation in New York State 160 Merriman St. Rochester NY, 14607.   African Family Services Foundation in New York State, a registered tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization, is a small non-for-profit aimed to support African Refugees in NYS. Thus, every donation goes straight to the institute’s expenses.

Recent News
Recent News

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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