A Long Walk to Learn

Walk 3 and a half miles to experience the journey the women and girls of South Sudan take each day to bring safe water to their families. They walk long distances to the wells then wait in long lines. The Literacy At The Well program turns waiting time into an opportunity to learn how to...
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Wendi Dwyer in Chicago Tribune

Our executive director, Wendi Dwyer, was featured in the Chicago Tribune’s Remarkable Woman series on March 2, 2014. The article is below. Take a look!   Source: Chicago Tribune, William Hageman, March 2, 2014 – Wendi Dwyer should have been packing for a trip to Africa. She had been scheduled to leave the next day....
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A Long Walk to Learn: a Success!

The Long Walk to Learn event in October was a huge success. We had over 400 walkers and raised $11,000 for the Literacy At The Well program. The weather was beautiful, as were the grounds of Mooseheart. We are grateful for their support! We would also like to thank the Geneva Lions and the Geneva...
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True Measure of Success

Collaboration is the true measure of success. In order for South Sudan to succeed as a nation it must be able to support and manage the systems needed by its citizens. Literacy is essential for true independence. Those of us who are coming alongside South Sudan at this important time in history need to be...
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Geneva, South Sudan same at heart

This summer at the International Lions Club Convention in Hamburg, Germany, Geneva was recognized for sponsoring the newest nation in the world to join the Lions Club – South Sudan. Most people are aware of the local Geneva Lions providing assistance to sight and hearing-impaired individuals, supporting local food pantries and promoting other good work...
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June 1st: Hear the Lost Boys’ Story

Hear the story of the Lost Boys, many younger than 12 years old, who fled genocide on foot over 1,000 miles through the African Wilderness.  Meet them and be inspired by their perseverance and faith and witness their commitment as they strive to bring literacy to the women of South Sudan. Saturday, June 1, 2013,...
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Literacy At The Well Update

LBRSS’s Literacy At The Well program is making great impacts. Read about the progress, written by Executive Director Wendi Dwyer. At the bottom of this post is a comprehensive update of the current status of Literacy At The Well. Much of the information is based off of Wendi’s very recent trip to the South Sudan,...
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Learning Center Celebration – Photos

South Sudan: Parents and children came out for the Malualkon Community Learning Center opening, supporting literacy for all their families. LBRSS is very proud of what has been accomplished and excited to continue working forward to improve literacy in the South Sudan. [slideshow_deploy id=’832′]

Sunday in South Sudan – Photos

Thank you to the many wonderful supporters who joined us in Geneva, IL on February 10th to hear the Lost Boys. The speakers shared stories and their plans to help rebuild the South Sudan! The slideshow runs automatically or can be navigated with your computer’s mouse. Enjoy! [slideshow_deploy id=’820′]
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