Since my return from serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana, I have gotten very involved with an amazing organization called Project Education Sudan (PES). Money raised through Climb for Sudan will directly benefit PES' work with community leaders and village elders in South Sudan to help them build, staff, train, and supply primary and secondary schools, as well as to provide adult education and community-based leadership development training. By emphasizing the inclusion of girls and women, PES is investing in the local Sudanese people to empower and mentor them to create positive change in their own lives.
Climb for Sudan is a partnership between Project Education Sudan and two individuals, Joe Rogers and Nick Spivey. Like the challenge of this climb, Project Education Sudan has materialized out of a desire from Americans and “Lost Boys” living in the United States to better the lives of the people of South Sudan. We are striving to generate further awareness about the emerging country of South Sudan and the dire need to help build an educational infrastructure. Money raised during the Climb for Sudan will fund much needed teacher trainings, leadership development, classrooms, dormitories, bunk beds and desks for schools in three rural villages in Jonglei state.
Climb for Sudan is an adventure that will take these two individuals to the summits of all of Colorado’s 14,000 foot mountains in an attempt to raise money and awareness for Project Education Sudan. The journey will cover over 350 miles and more than 150,000 vertical feet making it a challenging and inspiring journey from July 2-September 9, 2011.
Thank you for your support. Every little bit helps!!!