Atondi Jazz, a cultural dance troupe, is our leading partner in South Sudan for the BUFU Education Program. The group consists of children between the ages of 5 – 17 years and children from diverse ethnic backgrounds. South Sudan has 64 ethnic groupings. Their practice stage is the small compound of their leader, Mr. Martin Sebit. When the group fires up the generator and the sons of Mr. Martin start playing the bass guitar and the drums, children from the neighborhood begin to congregate to watch the practice and dream about becoming a member of the dance troupe.
I met Atondi Jazz in 2016. I fell wholeheartedly in love with them. I am inspired and amazed by the work the troupe does to ensure that children are engaged and that he passes on to the next generation our beautiful cultural heritage. It has been an honor for me to partner with them to ensure that the members of the troupe and the children from the neighboring communities can go to school.
We have plans to build a stage for them and space for after-school tutoring and learning activities. Contact us, if you would like to support this effort.
Here is a short video documentary about Atondi Jazz by SKP South Sudan.