"Having seen so much cruelty and pain in my life, I have concluded that developing a heart of compassion is the meaning of life."

                     Biar K. Atem

Welcome to the South Sudan Center of America!

Biar Atem, one of the “Lost Boys of Sudan,” created the South Sudan Center of America as a way to combat indifference, intolerance and injustice through education, dialogue and cultural understanding.


Biar Atem was seven years old when soldiers from the North came to kill him and every other boy in South Sudan.

Now an adult, Biar seeks to help other children suffering from persecution and poverty. Want to join him, too?

Biar (second left, blue shorts) at age seven with his family.