Wunlang Secondary School
Help change the future of villagers in South Sudan
Building on the success of Wunlang Primary School
- Constructed in 2010 with local labor and materials.
- Operates with local resources and staff.
- Meets the standards of South Sudan’s primary education curriculum.
- Attracts students from Wunlang and surrounding villages.
- Thousands enrolled since the school opened.
- Enrollment for 2019: 897 total – 471 boys; 426 girls.
- Graduation levels have increased yearly to current level: 45 boys and 23 girls.
- State’s leading school in standard test results.
The importance of building a secondary school now
- Secondary education is the key for young people in South Sudan to enter the workforce and earn an income.
- Secondary education encourages girls to stay in school and defer marriage, resulting in improved opportunities for them and future generations.
- A secondary school in Wunlang will provide local access to education and opportunity. The alternative is attendance at a school in a far away town. For many families, transportation costs make this impossible.
- Increased levels of education in the region help improve the region’s potential for growth and success.
Ensuring youth receive knowledge and skills for future independence and livelihoods
- Most youth in Wunlang lack the foundational skills needed to succeed in competitive work environments.
- As they reach secondary school age, young people face economic disadvantages and confront pressures to abandon education altogether.
- Graduates from secondary school will be better prepared to support themselves, advance to university enrollment, and contribute to the development of South Sudan with their leadership skills.
- As one generation succeeds, they pass this on to future generations, making an exponential difference.
How our project helps the entire village
- Supports the local economy by using a local builder and project management staff.
- Acquires quality materials and resources from local providers where available.
- Charters a participatory PTO for responsive school governance and parent involvement.
- Builds village enthusiasm and pride of ownership.
How YOU can help
- Make an online donation to this project here.
- Refer this project to your friends and coworkers.
- If you are drawing income from a retirement account, consider the tax advantages of directing your withdrawal to VHSS to reduce your taxable RMD.
- If you have a family foundation, please let us know how we can apply for funding.
VHSS provides development program support to under-served communities in South Sudan. Our goal is to provide villagers with resources they need to help themselves, without building dependence on foreign entities.
a501(c)3 non-profit charity organization – EIN 20-8692990