Our Mission

The ACDA's mission is to promote positive change in the Ayual community and to build and enhance the community's future. This includes helping to create opportunities in the lives of young people and their families, supporting promising young students and improving the overall quality of life. We are working toward a bright future for the Ayual community.

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Goals and Objectives

Some of the ACDA's current efforts include:

  • Sending books and supplies to the school

  • Providing incentives for volunteer teachers

  • Providing uniforms and lunch for students

  • Providing solar lighting

  • Promoting agricultural projects through the school

  • Providing training and supplies for agriculture development

  • Providing improved health care

  • Promoting primary general health

  • Improving poor sanitation

  • Providing clean water

  • Training young mothers in child development

  • Distributing mosquito nets to prevent the spread of malaria

  • Providing fishing nets since the community depends upon fish for food

The Story

The Ayual is a community within the Dinka tribe located in Southern Sudan's Jonglei State, Twic East County. The Ayual belong to the Nyuak (Wangulei) Payam along with the Awulian and Dacuek clans. The Ayual is a community with a complex culture of beliefs, traditions, customs, norm and values. Among the most solemn community activities are wrestling, dancing, marriage and worship. Animals, crops and fish are the main source of livelihood.

Like many other communities in South Sudan, the Ayual have suffered as a result of Sudan's 21 year civil war between the Sudan People's Liberation Movement and the Northern Islamic government. Almost half of the Ayual population died during this war, which killed over 2 million and displaced over 4 million South Sudanese. Many of the Ayual community's social, health and economic infrastructures have been destroyed.