Education to Change a Nation


Daniel Majok Gai and his father.

Daniel Majok Gai, PESS Executive Director

Another Night in South Sudan Event
November 11th
6:30-9:00 pm
Craig Hall, 2148 South High Street, Denver
General Admission $65, Student Price $25
Activities: special speaker, food, drinks, silent auction, update on current scholarship recipients, words from Daniel Gai
Register here.

Education cannot wait for the ongoing conflict in South Sudan to end. Project Education South Sudan, PESS, believes that developing educated young leaders is the only sustainable way to end the cycle of violence South Sudan is experiencing. PESS is led by a former South Sudanese Lost Boy – now a college educated United States citizen – working on the ground in rural South Sudan. As a result, PESS is uniquely positioned to partner with South Sudanese communities as they educate their girls, create their own new leaders, and maintain essential educational infrastructure. Our vision is “education to change a nation” and here is what we do:

Girls Education
Girls’ Education

Inside the classroom and out, we empower girls with the skills they need to build a better future. We support girls in secondary school, including after-school tutoring and special programs to bond their “girl” community and encourage global awareness. HIV/AIDS awareness and menstrual management programs are part of our programming as well.

Leadership Development
Leadership Development

Girl leadership development, teacher education, health management programs which “train trainers”, and workshops in financial literacy and other economic skills are the core of our indigenous leadership empowerment. These programs are primarily led by South Sudanese and created with a local context.

Community Infrastructure
Community Infrastructure

The physical development we support maintains schools, makes water more accessible, frees girls for education by shortening their daily tasks, and allows communities to build themselves from the ground up.