Samuel Manhom, one of the Lost Boys of South Sudan, came to Australia after 12 years in a Kenyan refugee camp.
Inspired by the education he received in Melbourne and the support of Rotary International, Sam wants to build a community primary school in his former hometown of Rumbek.
South Sudan is one of the newest & poorest countries on the planet. Years of neglect by Khartoum and 20 years of civil war have left a legacy of disrupted social & educational institutions. The new nation faces a huge challenge to build up educational infrastructure.
Sam’s mission is to build a village primary school that will encourage the growth of civil society and contribute towards the building of a new self reliant South Sudan.
The local community has granted the land, building plans have been drawn and the Lakes State government has promised to provide support. During 2015 we established a partnership with the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek who will provide teachers and operate the school. Now we need to build a school!
The Rotary Club of Manningham very generously kick-started fund raising. Since then we have received support from all over Melbourne. We are about to start building but still need your help to complete Stage 1 of the project.
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