Never walk away from someone who deserves help;
Life for Sudan Assists Sudanese Applying for U.S. Citizenship
Through the generosity of several donors, Life for Sudan has been able to assist Sudanese refugees and immigrants attain U.S. citizenship. As funds are available, our policy is to contribute half of the citizenship application fees to a Sudanese individual ready to apply for citizenship status. Federal fees for these applications continue to increase and are now at nearly $700 per application; an amount out of reach for many refugees and immigrants in this weak economy. If you have a heart for helping individuals adopt the United States as their home, we welcome your contributions and will put them to good use.
Life for Sudan Partners with
Mountain View Middle School
Andrew Caulton, faculty member of the Mountain View Middle School (Goffstown, NH), has been a great ally and partner to Life for Sudan for the past three school years. Part of our organization’s mission is to educate the community regarding Sudanese refugees and immigrants that have made New England their new home. Mr. Caulton has partnered with our organization to provide a forum for presenting information to the middle school students on the plight of Sudanese in this country and those that remain in South Sudan who are helping to re-build their new country. Mr. Caulton has invited our Vice President and Sudanese Lost Boy, Peter Nhiany, to his school each of the past three Springs to speak at length with the students in an interactive session.
Since a primary mission of Life for Sudan, a 501(c)(3) organization, is to raise funds to assist Sudanese with their educational needs. The middle school and several individual parents have contributed generously to our efforts for each of the past three years.
This past Spring, the donated funds were used to directly support Ajah Magot attending Eden Primary School in Koboko in the West Nile Province in Uganda (many Sudanese seek secondary education in neighboring countries by necessity as South Sudan continues to rebuild). Ajah is 16 years old and finishing up the 7th grade at Eden (a boarding school). She will go on to high school for this coming school year. In the photo below, Ajah is flanked by her brothers, Alier on her right and Kuany on her left.
We are extremely grateful for Mr. Caulton’s leadership efforts and for reaching out to partner with Life for Sudan.
Planning Efforts Continue
for Building a
Primary School Building in
Life for Sudan has long desired to help the educational infrastructure return to South Sudan by construction a more stable and lasting classroom structure in the village of Magal in the Bor District to serve primary students. Students currently attend school in mud and stick structures built by the adult villagers but these structures are fragile and easily destroyed by harsh weather. Life for Sudan seeks to construct a cinderblock and metal-roofed structure to house the Magal school children and their teachers. Construction costs are extremely expensive in South Sudan due to the lack of suitable construction materials which must be brought from neighboring countries along a poor system of rural roads. A single classroom can cost up to $25,000 to construct and finish. Vice President Peter Nhiany has been in touch with a foundation that will consider supporting a major portion of our school construction efforts, matched with other Life for Sudan donors. Please consider being a sponsor for this important effort to facilitate the education of the girls and boys of Magal village. All contributions will be greatly appreciated.