Developing a New Generation of Peaceful Leaders in South Sudan through

Excellence in Education and Small-business Training

School Motto, Vision, and Goals

SCHOOL MOTTO:

PROBLEMS REQUIRE SOLUTIONS

Abukloi Secondary School is Christian School that upholds Christian Values, such as:

1- Honesty, love, trust, respect, integrity, and transparency

2- Promotion and defence of intellectual and academic freedom.

3- Fostering teamwork, collaboration, creativity, effective communication, tolerance, and culture of Peace

CORE VALUES

To preserve, create, and disseminate knowledge and dignity of individuals through quality and relevant teaching

SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT

To change students to be responsible, compassionate, free and concerned about the welfare of others

SCHOOL GOAL:

Building Human Communities of Love, Honesty, Justice and Harmony

SCHOOL VISION:

Written by the students at Abukloi Secondary

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Our History

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Meet Our Founder, Angelo Maker
Meet Our Founder, Angelo Maker

As a Lost Boy of Sudan, Angelo founded Abukloi in 2010 to help rebuild his country. Learn more about his journey under the Meet Our Board tab.

Outdoor Classrooms
Outdoor Classrooms

There is very little infrastructure in South Sudan, so classes are held under trees. These "classrooms" have no supplies or bathrooms and children are easily distracted. In the rainy season, classes are canceled.

Water For All
Water For All

The Lakes State government gave us property and in 2012, we completed a well that serves the surrounding community. Funding for the well came from our generous donors.

Fencing and Staff
Fencing and Staff

Donations were also used to construct a fence and hire a Director in Rumbek. Photo: Ellen Wicker-Cummings, Abukloi President (L) and former director, Philip Nyumba (R)

New Desks
New Desks

By 2013, we were anxious to get a class started. As we did not have a building, the Catholic facility allowed us to borrow a room for 3 months. Desks were constructed and curriculum from Kenya was purchased.

Classes Begin
Classes Begin

In Fall 2013, we sent two American volunteers to open our school, board members Rev. Dr. Marg Kutz and Bev Nelan.

Entrance Exams
Entrance Exams

After several students took entrance exams, we formed a class of 35 students. Four teachers (three from South Sudan) and a director were hired.

Our First Class!
Our First Class!

Our official first semester started in February 2014, with 45 students. They are men and women ranging in age from 16 to their mid-30's.

Our New School for 2014!
Our New School for 2014!

The Rumbek Central school district built a school, but had no teachers or books. We had teachers and books, but no school. It was a match made in Heaven!

Growing Strong
Growing Strong

Today, we have four grade levels with over 350 students.Almost 30% of our students are women.

First Graduation
First Graduation

In February 2018, we graduated our first class of 60 students.

Many Challenges Ahead
Many Challenges Ahead

Education is vital to the development of any region. In addition to the core academic curriculum, Abukloi promotes overall health, workforce development, spiritual formation and community development.

Basic Healthcare is Essential
Basic Healthcare is Essential

Abukloi is working in partnership with Old Dominion University's Center for Global Health to create a health center for the Rumbek community. Photo: Rumbek Regional Hospital

Wealth of a Community
Wealth of a Community

Cattle are the main source of wealth in much of South Sudan. Abukloi is partnering with Norfolk State University and other organizations to expand the community's options with agricultural, entrepreneurial and leadership training.

The Future of South Sudan
The Future of South Sudan