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.
PES has financed three schools in rural villages in southern Sudan. It works in partnership with the villagers themselves and promotes a sustainable model in which the Sudanese themselves take a leading role. PES emphasizes the inclusion of girls in the opportunities it promotes and takes steps, such as providing grinding mills, which free up the girls from their domestic chores so they can go to school. PES now has a representative on the ground in Sudan to monitor construction, etc. PES has significant connections in southern Sudan which allow it to successfully deliver services in a country where years of civil war have destroyed any infrastructure. Southern Sudan is perhaps the neediest country on earth when it comes education. PES is doing the best work out there in this area.