Project Education Sudan

Rating: 4.8 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Education, International, Economic Development, Microfinance

Location: 124 Jackson St c/o Carol Francis-Rinehart Denver CO 80206 USA

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
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

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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impact through personal experience in the fields of Southern Sudan. The amount of work they have accomplished in such a short time and with the communities strength, support and commitment is unprecedented in the non-profit field.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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8 people found this review helpful

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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coordinating a fundraiser to provide essentials for the female students in the girls school.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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bobbie2 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

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.