As a nonprofit organization benefitting South Sudan's refugees we make every effort to bring awareness to the ongoing humanitarian crisis happening in and around this east African country. Our Founder Gabriel Nyok has a degree in Justice Studies and a minor in Human Rights from San Jose State University, so he's been able to bring his expertise to panel discussions, speaking engagements, and humanitarian trips. Would you like for Gabriel to speak at your event? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Founder Gabriel Nyok has journeyed to Africa 11 times since 2011. His most recent trip was this year, from mid-February through the end of May. He visits refugee camps and schools in Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan. He meets with school officials, students and refugee families to help determine which children our charity can send to school. Through his efforts and those of this nonprofit, your donations currently sponsor schooling for 522 children! If you'd like to add to those numbers, please donate now! Watch a 3-minute musical video of our team's trip to Africa in February of 2020!
January 30, 2022, 8:00 AM
6601 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95120
After an extended break from speaking engagements due to the Covid19 pandemic, Gabriel will be speaking at WestGate Church (South Hills campus) on January 30 at 8 AM. All are welcome to come hear firsthand what conditions are for South Sudan's refugees and how our nonprofit is helping to provide schooling for the children.
December 9, 2018
After a gracious introduction by Pastor David Watermulder, Gabriel spoke during the worship service at PCLG where he has been a member for the past several years. He talked about his life as one of many refugees from South Sudan, how his life has been blessed by God and the many compassionate people from the church who have helped advise and offer him assistance and direction. He knows it's his calling to give back and help other refugees through Helping Hands for South Sudan. Watch Gabriel's 8-minute presentation here.
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Gabriel spoke at a Kiwanis Club event about his background, his journey from South Sudan to Kenya to the United States, and the work that his nonprofit, Helping Hands for South Sudan, is doing to educate children.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
San Francisco Veterans War Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue 210, San Francisco, CA 94102
As part of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights series, this program presented by the United Nations Refugee Agency, addressed the right to recognition as a person before the law, the right to asylum in other countries, and reduced inequality. This event commemorated the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. Our founder Gabriel Akim Nyok participated on the panel discussion. Click here for more information.
October 11, 2017
Founder Gabriel Akim Nyok participated on a panel moderated by Jane Wales (CEO of World Affairs and Global Philanthropy Forum) discussing the South Sudanese refugee crisis from both policy and human perspectives. The event was sold out with chairs lined up in rows providing just enough room to squeeze through.
August 9, 2017
Union Square, San Francisco
This event on World Affairs examined the pressing global issues going on in South Sudan. Gabriel Akim Nyok, Founder of Helping Hands for South Sudan and spokesperson for Rebuild South Sudan, Diana Essex-Lettieri, Deputy Director of Asylum Access, and Valentino Achak Deng, co-founder of the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation, will call upon their unique expertise and personal experience to shed light on what it means to be displaced from war-torn South Sudan.
January 3, 2015
PCLG Social Hall
Founder Gabriel Akim Nyok drew a crowd at this special event hosted by Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos where he and his wife are church members. Gabriel discussed his refugee life in Kenya and how he came to live in the United States. He also shared his desire to help the children of South Sudan by raising funds for their education.
Improving the Lives of Refugee Children Through Education
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