Gabriel Bol Deng, our Founding Executive Director, has overcome unbelievable obstacles in life. He was 10 years old when North Sudanese militiamen led a violent attack on his village of Ariang in South Sudan in 1987.
Returning Home…On May 22, 2007, Gabriel returned to his home village of Ariang for the first time in over 20 years.
HOPE for Ariang Foundation is 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to providing South Sudanese with inclusive access to education, opportunities, and resources, with a special focus on girls – One village at a time.
We believe in a peaceful and prosperous South Sudan where every man, woman, and child is able to access education and economic opportunities to build a mutually accountable, inclusive, equitable, and empowered society.
HOPE for Ariang Foundation recognizes the obstacles for a student to continue learning after completing their primary education at Ariang Primary School. The obstacles become even harder for a young girl in South Sudan. In order to provide increased opportunities for Ariang Primary School graduates to attend secondary school, HOPE for Ariang is launching a new scholarship program for qualified students.Students will be selected through an application and interview process where grades, teacher recommendations, school attendance, and motivation are considered. Students will be admitted to a local secondary school with the option of boarding, especially for our female students.