Deng Opportunities Foundation (DOF) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the future of orphaned children in the Jonglei state and surrounding areas in South Sudan, who live in impecunious conditions. DOF works to raise funds in the United States and provide sponsorship to Sudanese orphans. Many other non-profit organizations work to create change in Southern Sudan in general and it is our plan to work with these organizations in order to change the lives of orphaned children by providing them educational sponsorship, thereby strengthening the communities in which they live. Our goal is to continue raising funds and provide scholarships to orphaned children in this part of Southern Sudan.
DOF was founded in January 25th of 2010 under the name New Sudan Jonglei Orphans Foundation (NSJOF) by Peter G. Deng. Foundation name was later changed to Deng Opportunities Foundation in recognition of Mr. Peter’s dad who left him with the powerful words before he pass away stating that the most important thing in the world is to help others have better life. Peter and the board also come to agreed that the education foundation provide to orphans doesn’t automatically provide success but provide them with the opportunities that lead to the success. This is why you see word opportunities in the name. Peter migrated to United Stated from Southern Sudan in 2007, came and went right to Community College of Vermont and transferred to Champlain College, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Business with Concentrations in Accounting, Finance and Marketing and MBA from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire USA. After experiencing the life of an orphan when he was young, he launched DOF to provide humanitarian support to those orphaned children who are in need of help in his home country. Currently, Mr. Peter’s focus is on raising funds to sponsor orphans back home.