It began in January 2008
when we first visited
Southern Sudan

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Roots Sudan

It began in January 2008 when we first visited Southern Sudan.

We found a country devastated by years of conflict; little or no infrastructure; people attempting to rebuild their country.

We also found some of the most welcoming people in the world – business people keen to hear everything that you bring; teachers eager to learn themselves and children full of smiles and laughter.

We are determined to help in whatever way we can, and so roots was born.

Our aims include:

  • Developing initiatives to support all aspects of the education of young children
  • Assisting and developing new initiatives to support the rebuilding of the business community
  • Building relationships between business and education professionals in South Sudan and the UK and other countries

We work with local people to develop and support initiatives in order to create and build sustainable communities.

If you’d like to work with us, we’d love to hear from you.

South Sudan today

There was excitement when South Sudan became the world’s newest country as it gained independence from Sudan in 2011. But the situation today is less optimistic

  • Only two in every ten people can read
  • More than half the population have to live on less than 60p a day
  • There are still few roads, schools or hospitals

And more than 3 million people have fled their homes during the current conflict between government and rebel forces.

A challenging situation…

Who are we?

Rootssudan is a registered charity based in Staffordshire, England. It is run by a group of trustees who, in their spare time, try to make things happen.

We do some fund-raising, we provide finances for projects that support our partners in the country, and we sometimes visit South Sudan to stand alongside our friends there and help them a little.

Some of our work

In South Sudan we have

  • raised finances to build school libraries and school classrooms
  • run teacher training sessions
  • delivered business training for local small business leaders
  • organised children’s sports events

Want to help?

There are a number of ways you can help:


  • Financially, by giving a one-off donation, or by making a regular commitment

  • Giving your time to help publicise the work of Roots

  • Volunteering to help with the work of Roots

Interested? Drop us an email to john@rootssudan.org to find out more.