Ayual Community Reunion and Fundraising to be Held on July 14 in Omaha

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Published on Thursday, 05 July 2012 18:21
Written by Ayual Community Development Association
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For Immediate Release:

July 1, 2012

2012 Ayual Community Development Association Reunion, Educational Fundraising & Cultural Celebration of South Sudan Independence Day

 

Omaha, NE. — The Ayual Community Development Association will sponsor an educational fundraiser and community reunion on July 14, 2012.   This Special ACDA event will commemorate three important events: The ACDA Educational fundraiser, The 2012 Ayual Community Reunion, and South Sudan Independence Day.

WHO:             Our ACDA Educational Fundraising will feature several speakers, including John Dau, founder of The John Dau Sudan Foundation and an internationally recognized humanitarian, Jim Thompson, ACDA Executive Director, and ACDA President, Lual Bul Manyok, among others.

WHAT:          Our aim is to raise funds to continue the support that the ACDA has provided in Twic East County of Jonglei State, South Sudan, the most prominent of which is the ACDA Pongborong Primary School.

WHEN:          Saturday, July 14th with Reception from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, Special Presentation from 5:00pm to 9:00pm and Cultural Performance and after party dancing and food, from 9:00pm to midnight.

WHERE:       Malcolm X Foundation Center: 3448 Evans St., Omaha, NE 68111

ACDA & PPS:

The Ayual Community Development Association (ACDA) is a US-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by the Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan. ACDA was created out of a desire to promote positive change in the Ayual Community by providing educational support, health care needs, and emergency assistance to community members and their neighbors. Our mission is to promote positive change today and to rebuild for a promising future after years of war.

The Pongborong Primary School was established in 2004, and enrollment has   grown from 300 students to over 800. They are taught by 14 teachers. The ACDA is proud that its campaign to educate girls has been a success. PPS has almost an equal number of girls and boys, which is uncommon in many South Sudanese schools. Still, the school faces many obstacles. Future funds will be used to train teachers, build permanent structures for classrooms, create stipends for teachers and cooks, purchase school supplies, provide school uniforms, desks, and more.

 

For more information visit www.aycda.org or www.pongborong.org