Letter from Project Education South Sudan

Dear Igor and Nikita,

On behalf of Project Education Sudan (PESS) we would like to thank you for your generous donation of 2400 CHF. We especially want to thank the initiative of Igor and Nikita Shcherbakovskiy and their charity organization Ski 4 Change and their recent ski competition benefit where 80 participants competed in. We also want to thank the sponsors of the ski competition Engadine Motion, Ski Racing Team-SC, Ski Service Corvatsch, UBS, Ski Racing Gym, 3J Trading and Pantecnica and the volunteers and coaches of Ski Racing Team Corvatsch.

Our Journey of Hope 2015 team has successfully completed our three month implementation of a sustainable HIV/AIDS Youth Leadership and Menstrual Management Vocational Sanitary Pad program with John Garang University and the Jonglei Ministry of Education. We are also completing the last four classrooms at Tong Pagook Primary School as well as drilling two new water wells making it our 9th borehole to gift to the school villages where we have worked the past ten years.

Daniel Majok Gai, our PESS South Sudan Director, who will soon also be the U.S. Director of Project Education South Sudan, is working with our partner, She’s the First and finding displaced Ayak Anguei Girls School students who are continuing onto Secondary School to sponsor. Daniel is taking the reins in June and has returned to Bor, South Sudan to resettle the PESS office, his home and position himself as our new Director.

Project Education South Sudan (PESS) is a 501 (c) (3) U.S. charitable organization, a registered NGO with the government of The Republic of South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission and Jonglei Ministry of Education. High Illiteracy rates resulted from over 50 years of civil war between northern and southern Sudan.

In response to the high illiteracy rates, the mission of PESS is to help fund and the building of primary schools in collaboration with four communities in rural Jonglei State. We emphasize the inclusion of girls and women in the educational opportunities we promote and we foster community empowerment and leadership development in order to ensure that educational progress is sustainable.

PESS provides clean water wells, commercial grinding mills, cinderblock-making equipment, sewing machines and annual school supply money. Beyond brick and mortar, our organization mentors indigenous community and girl’s leadership development, teacher training, HIV/AIDS & Feminine Hygiene and income literacy programs thus providing a micro economy in the village. We have serve 3,000 children in four schools. PESS follows the UNICEF accountability model in funding projects, inspection and verification of spending.

We are achieving all this through our relationships across the world with schools and universities, businesses, foundations, corporations, churches and community leaders and individuals such as you.

Daniel Majok Gai Carol Francis-Rinehart
South Sudan Director US Director