|Dut Leek Deng|
|Founder, South Sudan Initiatives|
Joe Henneberry, a SSI board member. And my wife. She always gives me good advice about how to go for another day. She’s not a person that would just give up easily.
I have a lot of Sudanese members who always tell me to keep moving forward. Sometimes I feel like giving up, and they say, “No, you can’t do that. This is a very good idea. It will help a lot of lives if you achieve it.” I have a lot of American friends from my church who are always asking about how the project is doing. So I have a lot of people who are supporting me.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” — Nelson Mandela
I’m going to a Sudanese refugee gathering in Grand Rapids, Michigan to look for fundraising sources.
On Point for College and the Central New York Community Foundation, which offer classes on how to write grants, fundraise, and manage funds. Also Syracuse University libraries — you can do research there, and they show you how to do things.