Lost Children of Jonglei ScholarshipLost Children of Jonglei Scholarships provides secondary schooling to children whose families originated from Jonglei State, South Sudan, but who have been displaced through civil war and now live in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya. Kakuma Refugee Camp was established in 1991 in response to the great number of South Sudanese fleeing the Sudanese civil war.
Students in Kakuma Refugee Camp's primary school
Aduk Dau, who attends Kellyville Anglican Church, Sydney arrived in Kakuma as a refugee in 1992. Having been separated from her own 2-year-old son, she spent the next seven years living alongside and caring for hundreds of children at Kakuma who had been orphaned or separated from their parents. In 1999, Aduk was granted a humanitarian visa. She’s lived in Australia for the past 19 years and is a hard-working Australian citizen.
If granted life in a new country, finding work and becoming self-sufficient is incredibly difficult, especially as an uneducated adult supporting a family. Aduk is passionate to see the Lost Children of Jonglei Scholarships change this. Scholarships fund four years of secondary schooling for each recipient in a Christian boarding school near Kakuma at an estimated cost of $1500 per year. Teamed with Anglican Aid, and with the assistance of a UNHCR teacher in Kakuma, students are chosen based on academic ability, enthusiasm to learn, experience of hardship and desire to make their education fruitful in the future. Aduk is keen to see some funds raised for these scholarships through her partnership with Ride for Refugees.
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Donations of $2 and over to the Lost Children of Jonglei Scholarships (A project of Anglican Aid ABN 28 525 237 517) are Tax Deductible.