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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

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

There is something amazing about the small role one can play, watching a nation being built one village at a time. Project Education Sudan (PES) was founded on the simple principles of community, self-sufficiency and hope for the people of southern Sudan through the support of indigenous organizations that make primary, secondary and adult education available for all. These principles I have always believed in, but what I experience in Sudan with PES was the product of these lived principles within three amazing communities in Jonglei. Talking with the teachers, community elders, and students within each of these villages brought home how important sustainable community partnerships are in birthing nations after long civil wars.I have spent time in Africa over the last 20 years working in leadership development and the amount relationship development and project completion that PES has been able to accomplish in the last 5 years is simple astounding.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Women's College at the University of Denver, where I teach, is an undergraduate program for nontraditional women. We formed a "sister school" program with the boarding primary girls school in Southern Sudan. To celebrate our partnership, the students raised funds to purchase 600 bookpacks and 1600 pairs of underwear for the young girls at the school. The bookpacks and underwear were delivered in January 2010. The pictures of the girls receiving our gifts and the stories were wonderful. They were so appreciative and our TWC students were so impressed with the motivation of the Ayak Anguei students and with Project Education Sudan's commitment to the education of young females.

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bobbie2 06/01/2010

The relationship PES has with The Women's College University of Denver has been a very empowering experience for the girls at the only all girls primary school, Ayak Anguei in the area that PES helps build. The book packs filled with panties are an out ward symbol of pride for the girls that says" I am a student who is getting an education in a country where not too many girls have the opportunity". They wear them with pride and confidence!Thank you Dr. Carol Zak Dance for the inspiration you have provided for your women students to be able to fully participate in making a significant difference in the lives of girls in Sudan.