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.
"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.