Dau Jok

Dau Jok is the founder of the Dut Jok Youth Foundation. He was a two-time co-captain of University of Pennsylvania Men’s basketball team, C’14. He has a BA in Philosophy and minor in African Studies from Penn and a MSc in Global Leadership from Goldsmiths, University of London in the UK. He is pursuing a Doctor of Education: Leadership from Drake University. Dau went on service trips to Rwanda and Nigeria as an undergraduate that he says helped shape his visions for the foundation. But it was the $10,000 Kathryn Davis 100 Projects for Peace grant he received in 2011 that allowed him to establish the Dut Jok Youth Foundation. He was the 2014 Collegiate winner of the prestigious Coach John Wooden Wooden Citizenship Cup presented by Athletes for a Better World. Dau dreams of transforming education and sports in his native land of South Sudan.


  1. Arkangelo Angui Deng | August 9, 2016 at 5:26 am

    I am very Much previledge to take this opportunity to write concerning the workshop you conducted in South Sudan. the training was resourceful and it has a very positive impact.going throught your profile and vision you potray are very much inspiring.however i encourage you to continue with this spirit and God will open your way.


    • admin | May 24, 2017 at 2:47 pm


      We hope this finds you well. Thank you for the kind words. It was an absolute pleasure to work with so many talented young people. The future of South Sudan is bright.


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