The Dut Jok Youth Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 2011 to empower South Sudanese youth through education, recreational sports, and leadership. We believe that by engaging and unifying the youth through these initiatives, we can instill the most fundamental instruments of success, break gender barriers, discourage destructive behavior, and provide opportunities for youth to discover their true potential.
The Dut Jok Youth Foundation aims to fight poverty and conflict in South Sudan by empowering the youth to become transformative leaders through access to sports and academics. To harness South Sudanese youth's potential by funneling resources and providing opportunities through education and sports to offset the post-war disenfranchisement of the current generation.
Notable grants: The 2011 Kathryn Davis 100 Projects for Peace ($10,000) and the National Endowment for Democracy grant 2016-067 ($35,000). The foundation has delivered sports equipment and school supplies to South Sudan, help sports camps, executed a peace tournament in Uganda, and successfully facilitate a leadership project in South Sudan in 2016-17.
We are currently relaunching our website (www.dutjok.org) and currently have a few projects and programs launching in 2021 in South Sudan and the United States.