AVSI-USA commends Candace Scharsu on founding The John Lege Project. She is passionate about assisting Africa’s most vulnerable children and was instrumental in our building dormitories at St. Kizito Primary School in Ikotos, South Sudan by introducing our work to the Dorothea Ross Foundation who provided the grant.  

hilton fund for sisters

"The Conrad Hilton Fund for Sisters appreciates the collaboration of Candace Scharsu, the CEO and Founder of the John Lege Project, which began in 2001 in Cameroun; she ascertains needs and affirms project progress in an effort to improve the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people ."


The St. Joseph de Cluny Sisters, missionaries giving the disenfranchised hope and means for hundreds of years, is pleased to acknowledge the collaboration and generosity of Candace Scharsu for 17 years. And as CEO-Founder of the John Lege Project the partnership continues: Their Blog about it.


 Dorothea Ross Foundation

"During my time at Dorothea Ross Foundation, we partnered with John Lege Project founder Candace Scharsu in our humanitarian work favoring smaller, self-sustaining children's projects. For 10 years we relied on Candace's knowledge, experience and advice. She provided accountability, visiting projects and assuring us our funds were at work. Her knowledge of Africa and its people was invaluable." Julie Byassee, former Administration, Grants Dept.