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Storytelling for Education in South Sudan

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Leslie Danoff

200 Chambers Street

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New York, NY 10007

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For a decade, the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation (VADF) has expanded educational opportunities for young people in war-torn South Sudan. Its flagship high school has educated more than 2,000 students -- with a focus on girls' education in a country where less than 1% of young women attend high school. The organization is developing initiatives for vocational training with an emphasis on opportunities for female entrepreneurs, as well as providing university scholarships and mentorship to the country's high school graduates. More info at www.vadfoundation.org.

On Sunday, October 1st, VADF Board member Leslie Danoff will host an intimate gathering honoring the Foundation's efforts to promote peace in South Sudan through education. The afternoon will feature two memorable treats: a Q and A with Valentino Achak Deng, the Foundation’s founder and hero of Dave Egger’s best-selling book, What Is The What. And, in keeping with the VAD Foundation’s emphasis on educating and empowering South Sudanese students, there will be a performance by Susan Danoff who will share folktales of struggle, transcendence, and insight.

For over thirty years, Susan has performed in numerous venues including schools, libraries, museums, and religious settings; taught storytelling workshops for adults and teachers both here and abroad; delivered in-depth storytelling programs to low-income and special needs students through a nonprofit corporation that she founded; and published a book on storytelling and several recordings. Susan and Nathaniel Johnson are currently facilitating storytelling sharing workshops to encourage inclusion and to explore and appreciate our common humanity. Susan’s award-winning CD Women of Vision will be available, with all proceeds benefitting the VAD Foundation.

We will also have a raffle for a pair of tickets to a Saturday evening performance of Hello Dolly!

Hoping you can join us for an entertaining and inspiring afternoon!

-VAD Foundation




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