Welcome to the website dedicated to the Buckeye Clinic in South Sudan. Please feel free to take a look around: view pictures of the newly constructed building, learn about the medical needs in the village, and see how you can help Jok and Bol improve medical services in their village.
Jok Dau and Bol Aweng, two Lost Boys of Sudan, fled their village as six-year-olds, in 1987 when it was attacked, bombed and burned by government troops.Â While walking 1,500 miles to Ethiopia and then to Kenya, they survived attacks by government troops and wild animals, illness and starvation. They spent fourteen years in refugee camps, then were resettled as refugees in Nashville, TN in 2001. They moved to Columbus, Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University in 2009. They have a goal of improving maternal and child health in Piol, their village in South Sudan.
How to Help
Gifts from generous people like you will make a significant impact on the lives of people in the Piol village. The need for medical equipment and supplies is urgent. In the initial site visit in February 2010, one chief said "If you can help bring us health services, we will wait for God to bring us food". Your donation will provide maternal and child health services and hope to the impoverished village of Piol, South Sudan.
15,000 Pounds of Food and Resources Distributed Posted May 26, 2015 By admin
On May 2, 15,000 pounds of beans, corn flour, rice, sugar, salt, and cooking oil were distributed from the Buckeye Clinic. 1,350 families, 6,750 people were served. Many women and children had just returned from the Internally Displaced People (IDP) […]
Cell Phone Charging Station Built Posted Apr 25, 2015 By admin
The Buckeye Clinic provides a cell phone charging station in Piol, South Sudan. One year ago cell phone coverage became available in the Piol area. The Buckeye Clinic has the only electricity within a radius of 20 miles.
Security Fence and Emergency Medical Transport Posted Apr 11, 2015 By admin
The Buckeye Clinic provides a security fence and Emergency Medical Transport in Piol, South Sudan. In March, a fence which surrounds the clinic compound and encloses a two-football field size area was constructed.
One Year After Civil War Erupted Posted Dec 15, 2014 By admin
One year ago today, on December 15, civil war broke out in South Sudan. Tens of thousands of people have been killed and almost 2,000,000 people have been displaced from their homes, and are hiding in swampy areas near the […]