Nick Kristof visits Marial Bai with Valentino!

New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof is currently reporting from Southern Sudan, and on Tuesday he visited Marial Bai. After seeing our new school and meeting with our students, Kristof posted this note about girls' education on his…Read More

How your Valentine's Day gift can support Valentino's school

If you're shopping for a Valentine's Day gift, here's a way that your purchase can help our school in Southern Sudan. We've been selected as Charity of the Month by One Meaning Couture, a jewelry and apparel store with a philanthropic vision. They're…Read More

Summer Newsletter - The Valentino Achak Deng Foundation

Just released: The VADF Summer Newsletter Read the latest news and see pictures of the recently opened secondary school in Valentino's home village of Marial Bai. Learn how you can support the Foundation and its ongoing work in Southern Sudan. The text…Read More

Benefit event for the VAD Foundation on June 11, San Francisco

Next Thursday in San Francisco, Bright Antenna Records will be screening the documentary “Jeff Buckley: Grace Around the World” as a fundraiser for the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation. Opera Plaza Cinema 601 Van Ness Ave. June 11 at 7:30pm This documentary…Read More

VAD Foundation - Opening of the Marial Bai Secondary School

The Foundation is excited to announce that construction on the Marial Bai Secondary School is nearing completion, and we are preparing for the first class to start in late April. Valentino is in Marial Bai overseeing the project, along with Greg Larson, the…Read More

The Valentino Achak Deng Foundation - Volunteer Teacher Program

The VAD Foundation is looking for volunteer teachers beginning this April, throughout summer and fall. See below for more details and spread the word to anyone who might be interested in this opportunity. Thanks! * * * The Valentino Achak Deng…Read More
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