I am so excited about this event -- raising money to build schools 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. Even many young adults and adults are finally getting the primary education that they never had because of Project Education Sudan.
The Climb for Sudan is a summer-long event to celebrate South Sudan becoming a new nation, and to honor the former "Lost Boys of Sudan" as they too climb to new heights in their personal achievements. To climb is to reach for something greater than ourselves, to rise up, to ascend. Become a climber with me and all the sponsors, schools, and volunteers who are making this event a huge success. Make a donation to my page and you too are climbing for sudan!
Interested in learning more?
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."
The total goal of this summer's Climb for Sudan is to raise 100,000 net! Please donate to Team Sandy so I can help them get there! ....its the big orange button that says donate!