Get to know the EAC Founders

After many years of forced exile due to war, the homecoming experience was exhilarating and full of hope. However, we were soon appalled by the suffering and the vulnerability of children from low-income families struggling to access education. We had to do something fast. We started Education Action in Crisis (EAC) as Smart Mind Series in the downtown of Juba.

Equipped with quality education from abroad, we aimed to help and provide our learners with the necessary skills. Along the way, we realized that there were pertinent cases of illiteracy which SMS couldn't do.

This shortcoming ushered in the birth of Education Action in Crisis . It soon became obvious that it would make sense to help make our education as seamlessly and painlessly as possible for the children, teachers and the communities.

Our team

Our strength lies in our work as a team.

Malok Mading

Co-Founder / Chairman

Malok Mading has worked with various national and international organizations such as Windle International, International Rescue Committee, UNHCR, and Vodafone Foundation.

He is currently the Co-founder and chairman of Education Action in Crisis (EAC) South Sudan.

Since 2017, Malok has been involved in numerous edtech projects focusing mainly on innovative education, education at the margin, digital literacy and community schools.

With strong background in film and technology, Malok Mading has also done various consultancy work for UNHCR, LWF, DCA, Episcopal Church of South Sudan, MyStart UK, World Vision, FilmAid International, Microsoft, Columbia University College and University of Pennsylvania (USA).

Mr. Malok loves short films and is a fan of Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

Liz Ajok

Co-Founder

Elizabeth Ajok Malek is a former Assistant Marketer at News Corporation Ltd (The Dawn Newspaper).

She is passionate about interacting and getting to know different people, which was of great help in her previous role.

Elizabeth started her career at the Dawn Newspaper with no experience. She was a fresh graduate with a Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management. She had to put in extra effort to fulfill the company objectives, were challenging but achievable.

Her six (6) years of work experience with the company gave her passion and drive to succeed.

She is currently pursuing Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management at Kenya Methodist University.

Elizabeth is a hard worker and is willing to go the extra mile. She is also a team player and always ready to help her colleagues. She is a co-founder and an asset to the team at EAC.

Mading Peter

Co-Founder

Mading Peter Angong has ten years of experience in Education in Emergencies, Teacher development, humanitarian aid, and research. He holds track records in community engagement, research and leadership.

Mading is currently a Co-founder and Program Director at Education Action in Crisis (EAC) South Sudan and a Postgraduate student of Disaster Intervention and Humanitarian Aid at the University of Stirling in Scotland, UK. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Conflict Resolution and Humanitarian Assistance and a Diploma in Primary Education from Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) in Kenya.

Previously, Mading worked for Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and UNHCR as a Teacher at Kakuma Refugee Camp, Research Assistant at Oxfam, and Research Supervisor at Forcier Consulting in Juba, South Sudan.

Furthermore, Mading worked as a Teacher Facilitator and a coach at Teachers for Teachers; an initiative of Teacher College, Columbia University.

Mading has a background in emergency management, conflict resolution mediation and human rights advocacy.

Mary Nyabuay

Executive Director

Mary Nyabuay is a Disability Inclusion Facilitator and a champion of helping others.

She graduated from Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology with a BSc in Disaster Management and International Diplomacy.

After graduating, Mary worked as KEEP Program Teacher at Windle International Kenya, where she implemented and supported girls' education activities. She then moved on to work as an Assistant Emergency Officer at Red Cross Kenya, where she helped register refugees and asylum seekers, carried need assessment and implemented the distribution of food and non-food items to urban refugees.

Mary is passionate about using her skills and experience to make a difference. She strongly advocates for the rights of people with disabilities and girlchild education. She believes that everyone deserves an opportunity to reach their potential.

Ms. Nyabuay enjoys networking, traveling, music and crocheting in her free time.

Samuel Majok Bol
Samuel Majok Bol
Majok Samuel Bol

Co-Founder

Samuel is one of the founders of Education Action in Crisis.

He worked as a Community Counselor for LWF at Kakuma Refugee Camp, where he counseled school-going children.

Under his belt, Samuel worked at for Oxfam South Sudan as well at Darling Wisdom Academy. Moreover, he presently works for TOCH South Sudan as Peace Building Project Officer, a position that allows him to carry peace building activities in Tonj South, Warrap State.

Mr. Majok is a graduate of BSc in Disaster Management at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.