Helping the children
of South Sudan


Roots Sudan: who we are

It began in 2008 when we first visited what was then southern Sudan.

We found a country devasted by years of conflict; little or no infrastructure; people attempting to rebuild their country.

We also found some of the most welcoming people in the world – children full of smiles and laughter and teachers wanting to give those children an education yet eager to learn themselves.

We were determined to help in whatever way we can, and so Roots Sudan was born. It is a registered charity based in Staffordshire, England. It is run by a group of trustees who, in their spare time, try to make things happen.

We do some fund-raising, we provide finances for projects that support our partners in South Sudan, and we sometimes visit the country to stand alongside our friends their and help them a little.

Education in South Sudan

Helping the children of South Sudan to get a good education is a key aim. Here’s why:

  • 7 out of 10 children are not in school, that’s the highest proportion in the world. The majority of those are girls, which is why less than 1 in 10 women can read
  • Nearly two thirds of teachers have no formal training whatsoever
  • Due to the conflict and fighting over the last 10 years, since South Sudan became an independent country, nearly 1 in 3 schools has been destroyed, damaged or closed
  • Only a third of schools have access to water, and only a half of schools have toilets

Some of our work

In South Sudan we have

  • Raised finances to build school libraries and classrooms
  • Run teacher training sessions
  • Organised children’s sports events and provided equipment and resources
  • Delivered business training for local business leaders
  • Helped to fund a local hospital
  • Equipped and stocked a school stationery shop

Want to help?

There are a number of ways you can help:

  • Financially, by giving a one-off donation, or by making a regular commitment

  • Giving your time to help publicise the work of Roots

  • Volunteering to help with the work of Roots

Interested? Either drop us an email to to find out more, or go straight to our JustGiving page:

    Immanuel Kindergarten School Shop

    Immanuel Kindergarten is a school in Yei, South Sudan trying their very best to give young children a good start to their education. To help fund the school they have started a small shop and we are helping them to buy the resources they need.

    Give to the Immanuel Kindergarten School Shop