Project Education Sudan was approached by two mountain climbers, Joe Rogers and Nick Spivey who were inspired by the “Lost Boys” of Sudan thousand mile journey across three countries. Joe and Nick are lifetime friends who wanted to climb together this summer like they did back in Alaska when they were roommates in college. They wanted to make their climb bigger than just two guys hanging out together so they are dedicating their effort to the “Lost Boys” of Sudan and the people of Sudan.
At Project Education Sudan we said “Wait a minute – aren’t we all climbers?” To climb is to reach for something greater than ourselves, to rise up, to ascend. It all started to become clear. The people of South Sudan are climbers. The “Lost Boys” are climbers. Our volunteers and people who help us build schools in Sudan are climbers. Our donors are climbers. The school children and families here in Colorado who reach out with their letters and pictures to children and families in Sudan are climbers too. With that realization the Climb for Sudan was born.
South Sudan will become the newest nation in the world on July 9, 2011. For 20 years they have struggled for independence and freedom through unimaginable challenges. We honor the people of South Sudan for 70 days this summer from July 2 to September 9 to celebrate their independence and the importance of education as they build a nation. We are looking for climbers to join us … people who want to raise awareness about the struggle in South Sudan, people who can give a little money to help with school projects, girls' education, clean water, healthcare... people who will sponsor the Climb For Sudan to celebrate the birth of a nation.