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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.