Happy Holidays from the VAD Foundation

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From all off of us at the VAD Foundation, I send you warmest wishes for a joyous holiday season. 

Some time ago you made the decision to offer your generous support to the VAD Foundation. Over the past ten years you and others like you have created tremendous quality educational opportunities for South Sudan's people, for whom education is a luxury in comparison to years of being left behind by war and displacement. Here's what we've accomplished:

2900 youth educated, including 600 girls
45 South Sudanese teachers trained
27 teaching and non-teaching jobs created each year
18 buildings constructed, including a library, girls' dorimitory and state-of-the-art science lab
1 peace promotion workship hosted, with 15 participating secondary schools
2.5 acres of farmland planted with staple grains, vegetables and 345 fruit trees
Thousands of people in South Sudan educated about gender equality, hygiene and conflict resolution

Thank you for continuing to take the time to pay attention to the situation in South Sudan and supporting our important work.

Warmest wishes for a joyous holiday season, 
Valentino Deng

P.S. In celebration of our 10th anniversary we have made this video about the VAD Foundation's history and impact. If you are not in a position to make a monetary donation, you can still help. Spread the word by forwarding this video to a friend. Share the work you are making possible and educate others on what still needs to be done in South Sudan. You have the power to grow our online community.

Yvonne Chen