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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Economic Development, Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, International, International Development, Literacy, Microfinance, Rural Economic Development

Mission: Project Education Sudan (PES) is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and a registered NGO with the Government of Southern Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission. PES was created as a partnership of Sudanese and Americans in response to the destruction that resulted from the twenty-year civil war between northern and southern Sudan. Our mission is to fund and assist indigenous Sudanese organizations and communities that create educational infrastructure in rural southern Sudan. We support building of primary and secondary schools, as well as adult education and teacher training. We believe that sustained prosperity and self-sufficiency in southern Sudan is dependent on the education of children and adults. We emphasize the inclusion of girls and women in the education opportunities we promote.

Geographic areas served: Southern Sudan

Programs: Project education sudan provided the funds to assist in construction projects, educational expenses and tuition assistance.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being an intern with PES was a great experience. The people who work with PES are friendly, highly collaborative, and very creative. Everyone is passionate about what PES does for the communities in Southern Sudan and women. Every cent of their funding goes towards their meaningful and impacting projects. They are transparent in the way they work and make the money raised go as far as possible in the villages they visit and work with. From grinding mills and sewing machines to all girls' schools, PES emphasizes and encourages empowerment and sustainability of women. It is clear that efforts like this are what really catalyzes change in countries like Southern Sudan and around the world.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

The Women's College of the University of Denver became a sister school of the Ayak Angui Girls' School in Southern Sudan. The students wanted to send something meaningful and useful to the girls so we raised funds to purchase book packs, stuffed them with panties (a much needed item for the girls), photos and letters. The girls we so appreciative of the encouragement and support! TWC students also assisted PES at the Annual Art & Artifacts Benefits where we got to view artwork and artifacts of Southern Sudan and connect with the Lost Boys and other members of PES who reminded us why the work we were doing together was so very important.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Project Education Sudan is one of few organizations working directly with local communities in rural Southern Sudan to enhance education in the area, especially for girls and women. PES not only helps the communities build schools for girls to attend, but also provides grain grinders to free up the girls from the daily chore of grinding the grain by hand (a very time consuming task that can often prevent a girl from being able to attend school). With the help of Project Education Sudan, these children are given an opportunity for a better future and most importantly hope. It is a privledge to work with such a dedicated and integral organization like Project Education Sudan.