Welcome to the website of the River of Life Foundation! Our aim is to care, educate and equip South Sudan.
New project: Matthew Koang Jiing Primary School
3 years ago RLF started up a small scale educational project named ‘Matthew K. Jiing Wanding Primary School’. We started with a few voluntary teachers to teach the primary school aged children who are not able to attend school because of the lack thereof. Currently the school is functioning well and the number of pupils attending on a regular base is 306 during the raining season, and up to 600 pupils during the dry season. They come from all over the region and from both sides of Pibor river (South Sudan and Ethiopia).
Up to now, RLF Netherlands has been providing the school with school materials and tried to provide incentives to the volunteers. The school is growing and there is a big need of a building and qualitative education.
RLF is aiming to raise 10.000 USD/EUR over the next 6 months for the purpose of a building with 6 class rooms, 1 office, 1 childfriendly space, 1 room for storage and toilets. Secondly, for qualitative education we need financial support to equip the voluntary teachers with trainings and provide a stable salary.
Your financial support is vital for this project to succeed. Donations can be transferred through the following bank details:
Stichting River of Life
NL43 ABNA 0622877720
Thank you for any financial donation you can offer!
For more information about the project, click here.
Wanding Health Centre: postponed
Back in 2016 our chairman Sarah Tut went to Ethiopia to work for an NGO for 8 months. This was in Tirgol / Akobo in the Gambella region, not far from Wanding. Sarah regularly visited the Wanding area during her stay there. There are many people who have fled from South Sudan because of the civil war in the country. Unfortunately the violence has also reached Wanding, which means we have to postpone the plans for the construction of Wanding health center.
Since 2012, the Foundation has worked hard to raise funds for the “Wanding Health Center” project. The aim was to improve the health condition of the people of Wanding in South Sudan and the surrounding area. Unfortunately, the project had to discontinue due to the ongoing conflict in the country since December 2013. This made communication with contacts in South Sudan more difficult. Also, due to the unsafe situation in the country, the chairman was unable to travel to Juba, the capital of South Sudan, to arrange the necessary documents to realize the project. We cannot get many funds without these documents. Moreover, there were frequent doubts as to whether the construction of a health center in a war zone is a sensible idea.
For the reasons mentioned above, we are forced to rethink and look for other options. Unfortunately the needs are highest during war times. The board has therefore decided to postpone the ‘Wanding Health Center’ project for a while.
Foundation registered in South Sudan
In November 2019 we succeeded in registering the River of Life Foundation as a local NGO in South Sudan. The big advantage of this is that we are eligible for funds from larger organizations working in South Sudan. Our representative in the capital, Juba, works hard to network and we work with him to ensure that all required documents are available to operate.
Everyone can help! The River of Life Foundation needs financial resources but also people who want to use their talents. You can support us financially through: NL43 ABNA 062 287 7720
We want to thank our donors and volunteers for their confidence in our foundation.