Barely a decade old, South Sudan is the youngest nation in the world.
Seventy-two percent of its residents are under the age of 30—and they’re ready for change. South Sudanese youth are driven by a groundswell of hope and urgency to nurture their newborn country into a united nation.
The Luol Deng Foundation equips the youth of our nation to be the leaders we need today. Through sport, we build character and instill a sense of belonging. Through education, we empower young people to go further. Through wellness, we secure people’s most urgent needs. Through equality, we ensure these opportunities are for everyone.
We believe youth are the key to transforming our country and our world. Because that’s what young people do.