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SELFSudan Plants Corn in South Sudan

Posted on Nov 20, 2013
SELFSudan Plants Corn in South Sudan

Food insecurity is one of the most pressing concerns facing people in Ayeit and throughout South Sudan. After more than three decades of conflict, people must now relearn agricultural skills, acquire new seed stocks for growing food and become self-sufficient agriculturalists. To alleviate hunger and address the threat of food insecurity, SELFSudan and the Ayeit community are working […]

Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U)

Posted on May 10, 2013
Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U)

Nyuol and Assistant Director of Communications, Ruby Goldberg, attended the annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) conference in early April. Former President Bill Clinton hosted and moderated the conference held at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Students from more than 300 universities and 75 countries attended the conference to share their commitments to […]

SELFSudan wins the Davis Projects for Peace Award

Posted on Apr 3, 2013
SELFSudan wins the Davis Projects for Peace Award

The Davis Projects for Peace are made possible by Kathryn Wasserman Davis, an accomplished internationalist and philanthropist. Upon the occasion of her 100th birthday in February of 2007, Mrs. Davis, mother of Shelby M.C. Davis who funds the Davis UWC Scholars Program, chose to celebrate by committing $1 million for one hundred Projects for Peace.  SELFSudan will […]

School is open in Ayeit!

Posted on Jan 10, 2013
School is open in Ayeit!

2012 witnessed a major step forward for SELFSudan and the Ayeit Community. Construction of the first two classrooms and a teachers office was finished over the summer. MALA opened for enrollment in August and we currently have 70 students and five teachers. Your support and generosity made this possible. Our priority for the year 2013 […]

South Sudan & Navigating Borders

Posted on Jan 4, 2013
South Sudan & Navigating Borders

Nyuol was featured in an interview for the Border Work(s) Lab at Duke.  

SELFSudan featured in Film

Posted on Jan 2, 2013
SELF<i>Sudan</i> featured in Film

It was our great fortune to have two talented filmmakers in Ayeit over the summer of 2011. Andrew Schoneberger, and filmmaker Eric Lohr spent the July in South Sudan documenting the independence celebrations and the beginning of the Malualdit Ayeit Liberty Academy (MALA) construction. While their primary purpose was filming, their presence strengthened our partnership […]

Brick by Brick

Posted on Aug 9, 2012
Brick by Brick

Duke Magazine features Nyuol and SELFSudan on the July-August issue. Please read this moving and beautiful article. The construction of the first facilities of Liberty Academy has been completed and we have enrolled 70 students for the first and second grades. We thank Duke Magazine for this timely recognition and all generous donors and supporters […]

UN DISPATCH – I Escaped Death in South Sudan

Posted on Jul 16, 2012
UN DISPATCH – I Escaped Death in South Sudan

Nyuol was featured on UN DISPATCH, click here for the original article. July 9, 2012, marks the first anniversary of South Sudan’s independence. And, as expected, political analysts and experts are pointing out the challenges still plaguing the new nation. According to the International Monetary Fund, 47 percent of South Sudanese are undernourished. Inter-communal conflicts […]

TEDxDuke – Nyuol Tong

Posted on May 12, 2012
TEDxDuke – Nyuol Tong

“A Narrative of Gratitude” Born in South Sudan, Nyuol Tong has had what he calls an “eternity worth of experiences both of hell and heaven”: He was born when the Sudanese civil war was at its peak of intensity. The war eventually forced his family to flee the village, becoming refugees for a decade in […]

PBS News Hour Extra

Posted on Dec 2, 2011
PBS News Hour Extra

SELFSudan founder and directer Nyuol Tong was featured in PBS News Hour Extra. As a child, Nyoul Tong fled a civil war in his home country of Sudan and became a refugee. His family fled to Egypt, where he got the opportunity to go to high school in the U.S. Today, he studies at Duke […]