Partnering with grassroots organizations for 20 years

Current Projects

  • Expanding Juba Kidz Zone into a full Pre K-12 program, The American School of South Sudan. To learn more about TASOSS please click here
  • Programs in Development: a Women's Resource Center and Clinic for Non-communicable Diseases.

Past Projects 

  • Organized peace talks during the Second Sudanese Civil War 
  • Collected vegetable seed, grain mills, fishing equipment, and sewing supplies for women in the Upper Nile 
  • Supplied medicine and medical supplies to health care workers 
  • Created a women’s skills and networking workshop, Women Working Together 
  • Funded a mobile medical clinic in remote and conflict-afflicted areas 
  • Established a nursery school in Juba, Juba Kidz Zone
  • Sponsored aspiring pastors through Ministry Bible College in Kenya 
  • Developed a mentoring program for girls focusing on health, hygiene, sports, and career readiness 
  • Founded the People to People Peace Project to preserve the memory of the grassroots peace process 


At SSFI we believe much of our impact is unquantifiable. Although some aspects of our projects involve tangible and countable factors, we believe our biggest impacts are the effects of individual empowerment and communal reconciliation. We can’t measure the ways in which our supplies and programs have changed people’s lives. We can’t even measure the amount of people who have received our supplies or been involved with our projects. Here are some of the numbers we can count:

  • Nearly 1 ton worth of agricultural and medical supplies have been shipped to women and healthcare workers in the Upper Nile
  • 80 girls have been mentored through Sport Revolution Girls 
  • Over 50 students have been enrolled in our primary school
  • 5 pastors have been sponsored through and graduated from ministry college

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The Dr. Wal Duany Scholarship Fund

At a time when education for women was not encouraged, the late Dr. Wal Duany stood out as a visionary leader and advocate for women. He devoted his life to the pursuit of peace and the hope of better life for the people of South Sudan. 

Today, Wal's wife Julia and their children hold advanced academic degrees. The Duany's know first hand what opportunities, encouragement, and financial support can mean to a child that hungers for learning. Their commitment to Wal's vision led them to found a school in Juba that could serve as a door of opportunity to low income families. 

"We are providing a classroom," says Julia Duany, "where the kids are allowed to bring out their thinking and creativity. We are developing the whole child. These children are the foundation of South Sudan." 

In special honor of Wal and his dreams, The American School of South Sudan created the Dr. Wal Duany Scholarship Fund. The Fund is intended to offer scholarships to five deserving students each school year.