Sponsor an orphan like me…

Yar Akol Gai

DOF Orphan

Yar Akol Gai is an orphan from Bortown of Jonglei State. Her father passed away when she was still very little and since then her mother has been taking care of her sending her to school. Yar finished 8th grade and her mother has been unable to send her to high school. Yar is sponsored by DOF and DOF is now looking for the long term sponsor for her. Please become a sponsor of this young woman who desperately need education.

Become Yar Akol Gai’s sponsor today!


Akur Mabior

DOF Orphan

After the death of my parents, I dropped out from school for there was no one paying my school fees and I lost hope at that time. But God is great and DOF came to my rescue and I am now back to school and looking at my future with great smile!

Akur Mabior, eighteenth years-old, lost both of parents to the long civil war that devastated Sudan for almost 22 years. She remained under the cares of her old grandmother who took cares of her during the war but now she is old enough and cannot provide support to Akur’s education. Akur was so worried about her future because her grandmother who she described with her own words as “her pillar” is growing older and older and is no longer in a position to support her. DOF was able to provide Akur with scholarship in the year 2011 through 2012 because of support from Richard Derwin family from Connecticut. Thank Derwin family for their great support in sponsoring Akur for 2 years. DOF is requesting your generosity to consider becoming Akur next sponsor so that she can successfully continue her education up to college level. Orphaned children like Akur need your help.


Help sponsor an orphan like Akur. 

90% of your donation dollars go directly to satisfying orphan needs.

Your donation brings about a brighter future to the orphans of Jonglei State, South Sudan, and help them to pursue quality education.

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Our Mission

The mission of Deng Opportunities Foundation (DOF) is to mobilize caring individuals and businesses around the world to meet the educational and developmental needs of South Sudanese orphans so that they can help build a better society in their homeland

Our Values

To dramatically improve the long-term lives and values of orphans to ensure that orphans are not left behind in education. The DOF is committed to raising funds and helping orphans by providing scholarships to them so that they can learn and become educated people in the future.  Read more about our mission here.

Learn about our mission in Jonglei.