Saul Ebema Foundation

Supporting the vulnerable children of South Sudan


Empowering parent teachers

We help children learn by training teachers, parents and community members to support literacy, both in and out of the classroom.


Providing Early Learning Success

The early years are critical in shaping children’s development, as well as their lifelong capacity for learning.


More than a school

Through your support, we’re helping some of the most vulnerable children in the South Sudan recover from trauma, ensuring they get the vital care they need as quickly as possible. It’s a structured, multifaceted approach that combines key elements of social work, family and group therapy, and community engagement.


Booting Numeracy


Early exposure to math helps children achieve later success in school. Yet over half the school age children in South Sudan lack basic numeracy skills in first grade.


Investing in these children means you are investing in Tomorrow’s leaders.


your impact

Catastrophic Drought

Spurred by conflict, economic shocks and the worst drought in decades, a hunger crisis of catastrophic proportions spread across South Sudan. Facing severe hunger and even starvation, children are exposed to disease, lack access to school, and are at risk of abuse and recruitment into militia.

Our relief experts are right now on the ground, saving lives, alleviating hunger, protecting children and restoring learning and livelihoods. Thanks to you, we’re reaching thousands, and our vital work continues

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Many people may not know this but;

  • More than 1 million children in South Sudan are malnourished — 300,000 severely so

  • 60 percent of people in South Sudan don’t know where their next meal is coming from

  • Violence has displaced more than 4 million people, 60 percent of them children

  • The ongoing crisis in South Sudan is fueling extremely high rates of infant mortality: 90 of every 1,000 infants born will die

  • 1.8 million children are out of school; just 40 percent of those in school are girls

  • Only 50 percent of the population has access to safe water, 10 percent, basic sanitation 

  • Over 60 percent practice open defecation – a recipe for deadly waterborne diseases

  • Over 70 percent of school-age children are not receiving an education

  • Around 19,000 children held by armed groups are serving as fighters, cooks, porters and messengers; many suffer sexual abuse