About Village Help for South Sudan
Village Help for South Sudan is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity formed in 2007. Our EIN is 20-8692990. Our mission is to deliver education and opportunity to remote areas of South Sudan. We support and enable indigenous groups in villages to do their own development work. We do this by partnering with members of the diaspora to lead projects that assist their villages to assess needs and priorities, develop a plan to address the needs, and then complete implementation projects to meet the objectives of the plan. Our work focuses on the general areas of education, health care, and sanitation.
Board of Directors
Franco Majok, Executive Director
Franco is a Projects Coordinator, South Sudan, Program Manager, Nigeria, Christian Solidarity International (CSI), USA
Ron is a business and technology management consultant with many years of experience in business strategy, social enterprise planning, and project management. Ron lives in Cambridge, MA.
Lisa Deeley Smith
Lisa is a writer and teacher. She holds a Master of Theological Studies degree from Harvard Divinity School. Lisa lives in Arlington, MA.
Tara is a data analyst and an adjunct professor.
Laurent has a background in computer science, technology solutions, and business applications.
Alim Yai is an entrepreneur with experience in both private business and nonprofit sustainable development.
Moses Ajou is an accountant with extensive leadership experience in nonprofit management and community development.
Wunlang Community Development Foundation
In 2023 we began partnering with a local NGO in South Sudan, Wunlang Community Development Foundation. VHSS Executive Director, Franco Majok, serves on the board of WCDF. Other board members are:
Bishop Abraham Nhial
Bishop Abraham serves as the Episcopal Bishop of Aweil Diocese.
Yel is our long-time project manager from Wunlang.
Mou is the CEO of SunGate Solar Solutions.