BENEFITING: PROJECT EDUCATION SUDAN
ORGANIZER: PROJECT EDUCATION SUDAN
PROJECT EDUCATION SUDAN wrote -
I am so excited about this event -- raising money to build schools and train teachers in South Sudan (www.projecteducationsudan.org does amazing work!). All that I raise here will go towards creating educational infrastructure in several South Sudan villages - these are villages that were destroyed during the 20 year civil war in Sudan. Now that they are about to become an independent nation (July 9th !), they have hope again for a brighter future, and we can help. Please donate by clicking on the big orange button that says donate!
Seriously, all kids deserve an education, right? And without our help, most of these kids will not enjoy this basic right. So please donate what you can.
If you want to learn more about the Lost Boys of Sudan, several of whom co-founded this organization, here is a snippet from Wikipedia (and you can feel free to google more info on the Lost Boys, or go to www.projecteducationsudan.org)
"Most of the Lost Boys of Sudan were orphaned or separated from their families when government troops systematically attacked villages in southern Sudan killing many of the inhabitants, most of whom were civilians. The younger boys survived in large numbers because they were away tending herds or were able to escape into the nearby jungles. Orphaned and with no support, they would make epic journeys lasting years across the borders to international relief camps in Ethiopia and Kenya evading thirst, starvation, wild animals, insects, disease, and one of the most bloody wars of the 20th century. Experts say they are the most badly war-traumatized children ever examined."
Inspired by the Lost Boys' long journey for their lives, three climbers will be climbing all 58 of Colorado's 14,000 foot peaks in July, August and early September. The total goal is to raise 100,000! Please donate to Team Sandy so I can help them get there! ....its the big orange button that says donate!