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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Relief

Mission: Sudan Sunrise works with individuals from diverse religious backgrounds and identities facilitating reconciliation efforts to ensure lasting peace in Sudan and South Sudan.

Results: Sudan Sunrise provides support to five primary schools in South Sudan, runs a free school lunch program for 1,400 students, and is the US partners for a fledgling university in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan.

Target demographics: ensure lasting peace

Direct beneficiaries per year: provide food to 1,500 students during famine, and helped launch a new university

Geographic areas served: South Sudan and Sudan

Programs: education, reconciliation, and community development.

Community Stories

71 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Nubantood Khalil. As being an activist and freelance scholar from Nubia ( Northern Sudan, I experienced working with the Sudan Sunrise organization for more than four years now. They are doing great work for the people of Suda. Considering the capacity of work they are doing, the numerous projects they have implemented, and the various areas they serve such as education, humanitarian aids, peacebuilding, and culture preservation, I think this organization ranks on top of all the American organization which serves the Sudanese community. I am currently working with Sudan-Sunrise on a project in Nubia, Northern Sudan to preserve the ancient Christian sites in the Nubian desert.

Gutti

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a Sudanese from Nuba Mountains of Sudan. Nuba Mountains remained a frontline of Sudan's civil wars during the 1983-2005 North-South conflict and the latest one that began in 2011 and continues until this moment. Despite being the battle grounds of these conflicts, the region is hardly recognized as such by many around the world. One consequence of these conflicts have been lack of adequate educational and healthcare resources and facilities. With a tradition of self-reliance, however, some local Nuba leaders have come up with bold and courageous ideas to create local education institutions to keep the Nuba children from having to choose between leaving their region for education abroad unaccompanied, or stay forfeiting their dreams for higher education. One of such local indigenous efforts is the vision and commitment to creation of Kush State University (KSU). As someone who saw the need for such institution, I fully support this effort because I know the benefits it will bring to children in Nuba Mountains and the marginalized regions of Sudan. Sudan Sunrise has been an unwavering partner to this effort.

I have spoken to multiple high level individuals within the regional government to verify that KSU is a genuine effort and that it has the needed support from the local leaders. My finding is that there is a strong support for KSU. I have verified that the university is legally registered to operate in the rebel controlled region. It has graduated several nurses who are currently staffing the existing local health institutions. It has trained several students on mechanical work, which prepares them with skills to find employment to support their families and build a better future for themselves and their community. I look forward to seeing Sudan Sunrise continuing to support KSU in and in the future.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am Gutti Kanjam, Secretary of Nuba Youth in Diaspora (in the U.S.A.):

In March 2013, I approached Rev., Thomas Prichard, Executive Director of Sudan Sunrise. I sought a partnership of his organization and my group which is known informally as Nuba Youth in Diaspora. We are a group of Nuba youths, mostly high school and college students, who want to raise awareness about the ongoing genocide against our fellow Nubans in Sudan. We understand the power of unity. So, we organize annual event to bring our community together to meet face-to-face and plan on how to best help meet our people's quandary. Sudan Sunrise was particularly helpful in that they allowed us use their online fundraiser tool and produced awareness/invite short videos that educated Sudanese and American public of the challenges facing our community back home as well as the occurring event in IA, all at their cost! I mean Sudan Sunrise could at least collect cost related to administrative and service fees. Thanks to Sudan Sunrise's generous support, we succeeded in holding the important event in Des Moines, IA in July 5-7, 2013. The event gathered between 600 to 700 Sudanese (mostly Nubans) drove or flew to the city to meet their relatives, friends and fellow men and women.

The event was truly a representative of a religious diversity (Islam, Christianity and local/Nuban creeds) our community so rich of. The event brought a unity of purpose between three groups in our community (in the U.S.). Each of the three groups did not coordinate nor met for years but, "now they are united" said Bishop Andudu Elnail. Currently, as of Dec. 16, 2014, the newly united group is working tirelessly to hold its first joint election since the unification to elect one leadership of our community in the U.S.

Beyond the July event, Sudan Sunrise is encouraging my group, the Nuba youths, to educate American public about our issue by speaking to groups as well as meeting with influential individuals and organizations; this is a true leadership. IN SHORT, I SAY THANK YOU TO SUDAN SUNRISE AND TO ITS DEDICATED TEAM FOR EVERYTHING YOU'VE DO FOR MY PEOPLE!!

I am deeply thankful of the warm reception and the generous service Sudan Sunrise has provided us. I hope Sudan Sunrise will continue to be of help to my group and do the work it's been doing in South Sudan.

George H.3

Donor

Rating: 5

We've been supporting Sudan Sunrise since we first heard of it several years ago, for several reasons: it advocates for Muslims and Christians working together for the common good, practices that vision through both short- and long-term programs, and holistically addresses a range of issues: education at various levels, nutrition, medical training and public health, and economic sustainability. As Christians called to love and respect all our neighbors and to work together with them and not merely "for" them, we applaud Sudan Sunrise's holistic and partnership-based approach. We appreciate the opportunity it gives us to enlist both Christian and Muslim friends in a joint effort on behalf of others.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have followed the inspiring success of Kush State University in its partnership with Sudan Sunrise, despite great adversity within Sudan. Recent leadership changes in the country and Sudan's new relationship with the USA open bright new horizons. Sudan Sunrise has been a strong supporter of the Christians, Muslims and others in the Nuba Mountains who have chosen a path of cooperation rather than conflict, and who are focused on a better future through education. Sudan Sunrise has a long track record of responsible stewardship of donations. I know my donation will be applied efficiently to areas where it can have the greatest impact.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Sudan Sunrise has been a mainstay for the Nuban people, and I have great confidence that my donation is going where it will do the most good. I am especially heartened to see local efforts in the Nuban region overcome divisions that have plagued the rest of Sudan. Kush State University is a great example, where a new generation of future leaders are learning together. Sudan Sunrise has built on this foundation to meet nutritional needs of the region through the Moringa Tree initiative, with exciting news coming in about benefits already being seen. Sudan Sunrise is a responsible steward of donated funds and an effective force for good in Sudan.

nancyrichey

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been to South Sudan and seen up close the strategic and life-changing work done by Sudan Sunrise. I love seeing the South Sudanese and Sudanese impacting their communities with reconciliation through projects.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sudan Sunrise is doing the work of reconciliation in South Sudan through education and community development. I have seen the great need for this while in the field. I am so encouraged though, seeing what Sudan Sunrise has accomplished with it's team of dedicated staff and volunteers!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I’ve spent many years traveling all over Africa. Without a doubt, Sudan Sunrise has impacted so many lives with their efforts. They’ve been around a long time and have a reputation out in the field as being honest and hard working

Helen Montague Prichard F.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

How exciting that Kush State University in Sudan will be putting on a PTSD recovery workshop in 2021 for women from Sudan and South Sudan. As a psychiatrist with experience in the treatment of trauma-induced illness, I am inspired by the strategic support Sudan Sunrise continues to muster for reconciliation between Muslims and Christians in Sudan and South Sudan. With limited resources, they have been solidly behind the founding and continuation of Kush State University in the Nuba mountains. When sexual assault is used as a tool of war, the needs of women survivors may differ from those of male survivors. It is not unusual for healing survivors of trauma to become major advocates for peace. Thank you to Sudan Sunrise for supporting these efforts.

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Donor

Rating: 5

In a world of conflict, I find heart in the mission of this organization in its striving for working relationships between Christians and Muslims in war torn Sudan and South Sudan.

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Richard M. Y.

Board Member

Rating: 5

My experience with Sudan Sunrise has been very rewarding. Under the loving, professional and caring leadership of Tom Pritchard, Sudan Sunrise makes critical life changing improvements in the lives of Sudanese people. Tom is spiritual, honest and dedicated. Projects from support for Kush State in many ways, financial and other, an amazing school for medical students and others. Addressing the very low nutrition, Tom has made it possible to plant nutrition bearing plants, specifically the Moringa tree, that produces energizing food in only a few months after planting. Tom makes personal trips to the area to influence the politics of the area and to see that the funds supplied are being productively used.

Donor

Rating: 5

Sudan Sunrise persists in serving the people of Sudan Sunrise with messages of hope and targeted aid. It has amazingly low overhead--your dollars will be used with great efficiency.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Sudan Sunrise is one of the few organizations willing to stay involved with this part of the world. They are critical for many local groups trying to recover from decades of civil war

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been involved with this non-profit for over 2 years now and despite limited funding they still continue to support and raise money for the future of Sudan and South Sudan. It is amazing the results this small profit is able to produce despite a decrease in funding during these trying times in the world.

Gary G.2

Donor

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with and contributed financially to Sudan Sunrise over the past two years after learning of its mission and its incredible efficiency in carrying it out. Under the passionate and longtime leadership of Executive Director Tom Prichard, the organization continues to operate with outstanding levels of integrity and financial stewardship. I can be assured that 100% of my donations are providing much-needed funding to projects vital to the survival and future well-being of the people in this war-ravaged and isolated region.

I am especially excited about the progress being made at Kush State University in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, where the nursing program students have recently stepped up to play a key role in fighting pervasive malnutrition there by promoting and educating local families about the cultivation of the Moringa tree and the health benefits of incorporating of Moringa tree leaves into their diets. It’s an amazing story in itself and exemplifies the strong focus on practical, life-changing projects that makes Sudan Sunrise so unique and a charity that I am proud to support.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

With my initial experience beginning as a volunteer and financial contributor, I became aware of the unique contributions that Sudan Sunrise makes to practical and focused aid to promote education, peace, reconciliation, and religious freedom in war-torn Sudan and South Sudan: real needs…real projects…and real people receiving aid as a result. Supporting the grassroots startup of Kush State University for training nurses in the Nuba mountains of Sudan is just one current example.

When asked to serve on the board, I was delighted and honored to accept. After several months serving in this capacity and reviewing the organization’s operations, I am even more convinced of the value of Sudan Sunrise in its mission and in its operational integrity. Every cent of every dollar raised for projects in Sudan and South Sudan goes directly to those projects. This is only possible due to the incredible efficiency and ultra-low overhead of its operations and the selfless and tireless dedication of its Executive Director, Tom Prichard. I’m not aware of another charity or non-profit with more streamlined operations or prudent fiscal management to achieve such noble goals.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am 100% behind Sudan Sunrise and make automatic contributions monthly. I have known Tom Prichard for 45+ years. Sudan Sunrise is a ministry that brings people together, who maybe wouldn’t have considered that as an option. Love, forgiveness and peace can pave the way for the world’s future. Better to work together than apart, a good model for us all. Kate Tanner

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I'm careful where I place my philanthropic efforts. I can think of none better than Sudan Sunrise. Their mission matches up perfectly with anyone who is concerned about the many struggles of humanity in this part of the world.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have observed the work of this organization as a result of my daughter being a member of the Sudan Sunrise staff.

As a 35 year veteran of nonprofit management, I strongly urge you to consider this organization and its efforts.
Sincerely,
Stan Orr, FASAE, CAE
NonProfit Resources, Inc.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sudan Sunrise has embarked on a new mission to help end malnutrition in the Nuba Mountains and I couldn't be more excited!. They are currently providing Moringa seeds to the nursing students at Kush State and they, in turn, are teaching people how to grow this amazing tree and how to add the Moringa leaves to their diet. Something so simple really could have a long-lasting effect on the people of Sudan.....most importantly, the children. Happy to get behind their efforts!

Cindy Challis O.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

For a small nonprofit, Sudan Sunrise does great work. Bringing education to the children of Sudan and feeding the students, is helping them to help themselves. All nonprofits could learn from their heart-felt mission. I hope they continue for years to come.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sudan Sunrise is a fantastic organization that bridges religious and ethnic divides in order to promote reconciliation, peace formation and shared understanding. The impact of Sudan Sunrise far outstrips it's size/resources through the commitment and dedication of its senior leader. This is a great organization that does truly important work for the world's most vulnerable individuals.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sudan Sunrise is a tremendous organization doing very important work in Sudan and South Sudan. Their focus on reconciliation and peace building are two of the most important sectors that needs to be tapped in South Sudan to create long lasting peace.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful group who supports children in Sudan and does many wonderful things in the name of Christ!

TomPrich

Board Member

Rating: 5

The heroes of Sudan Sunrise are the volunteers at the grassroots level who had the original vision and commitment to initiatives of education/reconciliation and development. The pilot project to cure malnutrition in the Nuba Mountains is an initiative of the Kush State University students, men and women, Muslims and Christians, who are leading an effort to plant one million Moringa trees. The leaves of the trees are packed with nutrition, and eaten daily they can cure malnutrition. KSU students are not waiting for someone to rescue them, but are tackling the problem in the most effective and sustainable way. That's why I love Sudan Sunrise! It's no surprise, as I am the founder and executive director! Here's a picture of me with Khalid Abass, the President of KSU.

1 btbbishop

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Writing a review again to mention that I am even more impressed by what Sudan Sunrise is doing today than I was 6 months ago. Every penny donated goes to the program of your choice. Not many non-profits can say that.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

If you are looking for a reputable organization where you can see the impact of your donations, then I highly recommend Sudan Sunrise. The staff and the board truly care about Sudan and the future of its people.

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Donor

Rating: 5

One day I tried following Jesus' instruction to "sell your possessions and give to the poor." I sold some stocks from my IRA and had the money ready to go. For some reason I mentioned this to Tom Pritchard while at church (Truro Anglican, Fairfax VA, where he is part of the clergy), and he asked if he could tell me about Sudan Sunrise's work. After telling me about the mission of Sudan Sunrise to support reconciliation among groups in South Sudan, and then telling me about Manute Bol School and its need for funds to feed the students, I was hooked. I've given to Sudan Sunrise ever since. It is a unique ministry, serving a very difficult and valuable mission in the midst of the poor. Blessed are the peacemakers, and I'm glad to support them!

2 PiliAndre F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

sudan sunrise has a wonderful message of peace and reconciliation through education! Kush State University initiative is very inspiring.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sudan Sunrise - a hardworking team helping where it is needed most.

1 canadianeh

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This nonprofit is spearheaded by one of the most selfless, devoted and caring individuals I have ever met. Tom Prichard works tirelessly to ensure this organization targets meaningful projects for the people of North and South Sudan.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love the work this charity is doing in Sudan and South Sudan! The reconciliation projects between Christians and Muslims could not be more relevant in today's times.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Can’t say enough about this organization! Wonderful group doing wonderful things!

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Donor

Rating: 4

I am a regular contributor to Sudan Sunrise. I have been impressed by its initial work in disaster aid in Darfur and its long term efforts in reconcilation between the various feuding groups in the Sudan and South Sundan. I also am immensely impressed by the director, who is my younger brother. I offer four stars rather than five, because the organization would be able to do more if it had wider wider financial support.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sudan Sunrise has been a terrific support for projects large and small that seek to end conflict and build peace in Sudan and South Sudan. They do great work!

Review from Guidestar

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working with Tom Prichard and Sudan Sun Rise on St. Mary Girls High School project and other programs concerning South Sudan and Sudan for more than ten years. Sudan Sunrise is a worthy organization, faithful and honest with the resources that are given to them for the projects. In fact, Sudan Sunrise forwards one hundred percent of what is given to the projects that it was given to. Therefore, I highly recommended them to donors, and to prospective initiatives that are looking for trustworthy fiscal partners. May God continue to bless the ministry of Sudan Sunrise.

Bishop Abraham Nhial

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Sudan Sunrise supports schools from primary through the undergraduate level and is committed to a holistic approach to peace and reconciliation in war torn South Sudan. Their work varies from building clean water wells to feeding programs to higher education for those marginalized in the Nuba Mountain region. They work to meet current needs as well as long-term peace and well being for South Sudan.

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

Sudan SUNRISE
In 2014, I Abraham/ Boll Makur Acien decided to build school in my village of Without in South Sudan. Before started building it, I thought about taking clean and safe water home to the woman and children who woke up early in the morning at five o’clock and walked five kilo meters looking for drinking water.

In March 2014 I wrote the project by title LOST BOYS EDUCATION OPERATION to be funded for school and water in Wunthou village. The project was not register and I was looking if I can find none profit which already registered to partner with. In my team I had a member who knew Sudan Sunrise for long time and the good work they have done in South Sudan.This member connected me to the director of Sudan Sunrise Mr. Tom. They built school in South Sudan in Tur Aley and this school had given so much gift of hope to South Sudanese children in that area.

When Tom Prichard of Sudan Sunrise heard about my story, he accept to let Sudan sunrise partner with Lost Boys Education Operation and Sudan sunrise involve in the project to help building the water well at Wunthou to safe woman and children who are thirst and with out cleaned water for drinking. Sudan sunrise facilitated to connect with contractor in JUBA South Sudan and raise fund to helped the project to dung the well at wunthou village. This had helped peoples to get water nearby and do not traveled far distance to get water. It was very dangerous for children and woman without shoes and chance of meeting snake are very high.

If anybody want to donate money to LOST BOYS EDUCATION OPEREATION for school building OR SUDAN SUNRISE for school building , I advise you to consult Sudan sunrise through TOM PRICARD because it is the trusted and safest way of donation . Your money will go directly to the project that you are intending to donate for.

There are Donors who helped Wunthou water project and Sudan Sunrise had directed the fund to the project, now water for drinking is available at Wunthou village in South Sudan. The fund is not misused; it went direct to the needy peoples of Wunthou village. I recommend that Sudan Sunrise is the only none profit organization which put the fund directly to the project the donor had intended to donate your money for.
ABRAHAM /Boll MAKUR ACIEN
Founder of the
Lost Boys Education Operation.

1 Repent J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Mr Repent Ritti Jada and i am immigrant from south sudan living in Washington DC area, my dream is to build one class room at the community where i and my family came from, in Mundri south sudan, Western Equatoria State,village at Diko Boma. we started by hiring volunteer teacher in 2013, and 2015 on we decided to build a class room.
Sudan sun rise whom i meet in Washington DC 2013, has already made a difference by raising money for the school project, while children at Diko Boma village were with out class room, the money is to lay foundation of the class room and school materials. i trust Sudan sunrise's accountability and transparency, to train community in agriculture activities is now to make difference in south sudan.

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Donor

Rating: 4

I heard about this non-profit through a friend of mine because I wanted to contribute to a specific individual. Sudan Sunrise has a wonderful program setup and several different projects that you can contribute to. I was able to sign up within 10 and my student was able to go back to school the next day because of Sudan Sunrises promise. They are doing amazing work and I will forever choose them as my nonprofit for future contributions because I know it's going to a great cause and the money is being distributed correctly as indicated by each individual sponsor. Thank you Sudan Sunrise for all you do!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sudan Sunrise is one of the few trusted organizations that can advance the work of reconciliation between Christians and Muslims in South Sudan and the surrounding areas. They are valued for their integrity and for their insight into the area

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am also a member of the Darfur Interfaith Network. I am there because I vividly remember a high school history class that told us about American isolationism that caused the turning away of a ship full of Jewish people trying to escape Nazi Germany, who were sent back to their deaths. I am still outraged and vowed to never let it happen again. It is happening in Sudan, and humanitarian efforts such as Sudan Sunrise are the only chance we have to make a difference in a country filled with ethnic, religious and tribal conflict reach a rapprochement with each other leading to peace and a better life for all.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became aware of Sudan Sunrise through my volunteer involvement with the Darfur Interfaith Network. For two years in a row, we raised funds to support the Manute Bol School in Turalei. The work that Sudan Sunrise is doing to provide empowering education throughout South Sudan and to bridge gaps across religious groups is groundbreaking. Their work is laying significant groundwork in improving the quality of life and promoting justice and peace. Therefore, I am proud to be involved in assisting their worthwhile work.

4 RPCooper

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently became acquainted with the work of Sudan Sunrise through the Darfur Interfaith Network. As a world religions teacher, I appreciate Sudan Sunrise’s mission to bring people together across diverse religious traditions and its focus on reconciliation and education. I look forward to supporting their important grassroots work as Sudan and South Sudan struggle to find lasting peace and unity.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is my privilege and pleasure to review Sudan Sunrise: As a member of the Darfur Interfaith Network (DIN) I was pleased to find (affiliate with) an organization that embodied/embodies the spirit of love and truth indicative of the foundation necessary to bring about reconciliation through education and community development. The vision of Manute Bol being carried out as intended speaks volumes without over-speaking, more to the point, Sudan Sunrise, I salute you!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a sudanese, I knew volunteering Sudan Sunrise was the best choice I have ever made. The reason why I wanted to volunteer for Sudan Sunrise was to make difference in my country and help those that were
left behind and have an impact on the lives of the refugees, IDPS and the children. I was, inspired and admittedly wanted to be part of Sudan Sunrise when I found out that they were helping the people of Sudan/South Sudan by means of uniting the diverse religions,ethnicities and tribes through acts of reconciliation, community building and education. Sudan Sunrise began when Christian Southern Sudanese delivered aid to Darfurian refugees back in 2004. As Darfuri, it means a lot to me to know that an organization like Sudan Sunrise was there to help those in my region of Darfur when they needed help. I love the great work that Sudan Sunrise is doing in both South Sudan, and Sudan and I hope other organization follow their footsteps.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Since 2006 I have been an activist on behalf of the people of Darfur and Sudan with the Darfur Interfaith Network in Washington, DC. One need only look at the Middle East to see the problems of lack of engagement with "the other". Fortunately Sudan Sunrise is modeling what is possible by working to bring together people of different faiths to build a better future for the people of Sudan and South Sudan. Kudos to Tom Prichard for leading Sudan Sunrise with compassion, integrity and wisdom, one small project at a time, building an organization to bring reconciliation to a region that needs it so desperately.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hope is a disappearing reality in the midst of the violent responses that have become so common between people who focus on their religious, tribal and other differences. I am deeply grateful that organizations like Sudan Sunrise refuse to surrender their commitment to build bridges among alienated groups in Sudan and to stand counter-witness to the tide of violence that has led to such overwhelming suffering, displacement and death for untold numbers of innocent victims, particularly women and children. Sudan Sunrise provides education and other direct services to so many on both sides of the border between Sudan and South Sudan. Children have a safe space in which to learn and develop as well as to experience the transformative power of reconciliation when given an opportunity. Hope shines where Sudan Sunrise is present.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been associated with Darfur Interfaith Network (DIN) for several years as a result of SudanSunrise organization and been instrumental working on annual rallies to raise needed funds and create community awareness of the Genocide in South Sudan. Through our efforts we provided a kitchen at the Manute Bol school and more recently provided desks and chairs for the school in South Sudan. Each week we hold a vigil at the Sudan Embassy for public awareness to End the Genocide in Sudan.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I learned of Sudan Sunrise in 2011 through the Darfur Interfaith Network ("DIN"), an interfaith group in the Washington, DC, area. In April 2012, DIN held a rally near the White House; and one of the speakers was a representative of Sudan Sunrise. Also, funds raised in connection with the rally were used to provide a kitchen at the Manute Bol School in Turalei, South Sudan--a project of Sudan Sunrise. In 2013, DIN raised funds to provide desks and other items for the school. In my opinion, the continuing crises in Darfur and other parts of Sudan and in South Sudan make clear the importance of the humanitarian work of Sudan Sunrise.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a member of an interfaith organization, Darfur Interfaith Network and it is through DIN that I have become aware of the terrific work Sudan Sunrise has been doing for the people of South Sudan and the Sudan. Together with Sudan Sunrise, DIN helped build a kitchen at a non-denominational school in Turalei and followed up with financing for desks and bookshelves for the students. In both cases, Sudan Sunrise was on the ground helping local people, of all faiths and tribal affiliations, to obtain an education and improve their lives. Tom Pritchard has addressed our governing committee and a member of Sudan Sunrise regularly attends our meetings. I am confident that together we will continue to help bring about reconciliation and peace for the people of South Sudan.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have tracked the work of Sudan Sunrise for several years. It does not follow the path of most missionary agencies. What it does is bring reconciliation and understanding with those at the table needing reconciliation and understanding. (It is so much easier to make these efforts unilaterally and then claim progress!)
I have met Muslim men who visited churches in the Northeast of the US to raise funds for churched bombed by the Khartoum army. And I have read of work that has drawn together Muslims and Christians to house, educate, feed, and clothe the people of Darfur.
Blessed are the peacemakers. Blessed in Sudan Sunrise.
Tad de Bordenave

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The value of the work done by Sudan Sunrise is amply demonstrated by the headlines of today. Throughout the world, conflicts rage between groups separated by religion, traditions and plitical animosities. The work done by this organiation to foster better relations between the differing religious groups in the Sudan merits the support of all who are optimistic enough to believe that hard work and and open mind can overcome previous hostility. RGrossman

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sudan Sunrise is a humanitarian organization made vibrant and effective by the tireless efforts of its founder and director, Tom Prichard.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I first began working with Sudan Sunrise while serving as Senator Brownback's foreign affairs advisor, I was impressed then with the unique nature of their work to bring reconciliation and peace to South Sudan. Manute Bol's legacy of education and reconciliation carries on in the work and vision of Sudan Sunrise, and I remain committed to that vision as one of the few possible models for peace and security in South Sudan. I commend this organization and its volunteers and leaders for their passion and dedication to fostering reconciliation among the diverse ethnic, religious, and tribal backgrounds of Southern Sudanese. Finally, Sudan Sunrise have very thorough and transparent operational and management practices and processes, and thus recommend and encourage supporting their work.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am very proud to work with Sudan Sunrise. I know that my contribution is helping the neediest of people and that we are making measurable progress in terms of educational skills, reconciliation, and a sense of hope. Above all, the leadership and staff are selfless, just like our founder and spirit, NBA great Manute Bol.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a truly unique organization serving the people of Sudan from all religions and ethnic backgrounds.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

It is an honor and a privilege to review Sudan Sunrise. Sudan Sunrise remains one of the most dedicated, honest, committed and transparent nonprofits in Washington D.C. Tom Pritchard is deeply connected to the needs and concerns of the people of Sudan and South Sudan. One has to just spend a few minutes talking with him to realize the depth of his affection and concern for this very difficult part of the world. I work with the Episcopal Church of Sudan, private entrepreneurs, and with many nonprofits, and all the people I interact with have a profound respect for the work and mission of Sudan Sunrise. In a deeply divided world, Sudan Sunrise stands out as champion for peace and reconciliation among the people of Sudan and South Sudan and among people from all faiths and traditions. I am a very proud board member of Sudan Sunrise.

4 Nettie B.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I began volunteering with Sudan Sunrise in 2007. I was attracted to its mission to assist the Sudanese in reconciliation efforts, support the community and provide an education to those who did not have access to it. Immediately, I jumped in with both feet and attended a reconciliation conference that summer. I was able to witness firsthand former enemies sitting down at the table and talking. Miraculously, those at the conference were able to draft a reconciliation statement that was sent back to Sudan and the diaspora around the globe.

As a Human Rights attorney, Sudan Sunrise impressed me so much that I decided to join the Board of Trustees in 2009. I hear often from many Sudanese and South Sudanese about how its grassroots work of reconciliation, education and community building is positively changing lives.

I would highly recommend volunteering with the organization. It will change your life as it improves many lives in Sudan and South Sudan.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am excited to be a new board member of Sudan Sunrise as I buy in to the vision and humanity of their leader, Tom Prichard. He leads Sudan Sunrise to be an important contributor to create momentum of reconciliation within Sudan, bringing Christians, Muslims and other religious groups together in common cause. This is thee ground work that needs to be done to bring about the recognition that all humanity has a shared responsibility to make the world better through respect for each other and belief in God. The pursuit of Manute Bol's dream to create 41 schools focusing on such reconciliation is an extraordinary way to bring such respect and common cause to bear.
As an insurance agent/broker, a decades-long leader of my religious community and because of my deep concern about the calamity throughout Sudan, I get great satisfaction being a part of Sudan Sunrise.Through hard work and honest warm respect for each other, I look forward to being a part of this venture. It will take time, surely decades, but it is so important. These seeds, once planted, will bear fruit for generations to come. It is an honor to be among the planters. I hope others will join us.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am happy to endorse Sudan Sunrise. I have found them to be professional, accessible, and responsive. Their particular strength is on how they work in partnership with others and facilitate their work. Especially for small scale agencies, the encouragement that Sudan Sunrise provides is invaluable.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is amazing organization they are doing a lot in reconciliation field , whatever words that I will say its not describe their works,

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7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known the founder of this organization since high school, and have watched him develop Sudan Sunrise from the beginning. He is sincere and dedicated to bringing reconciliation to the Sudan. Over the years he has used substantial amounts of his own, personal, resources to further its goals. This organization is for real and is an outstanding charity deserving of your financial and moral support.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first came across Sudan Sunrise because I heard of all the wonderful work they have been doing to advance reconciliation and education within South Sudan. I am Sudanese and when I heard what they are doing, I immediately wanted to get involved. I contacted Tom Prichard, the founder and director of Sudan Sunrise, and asked if I could intern for their organization. He was kind enough to welcome me into the organization with open arms and it has been a very wonderful experience working for such a great organization. I was given the responsibility of helping my fellow intern, Phillip Loving, with a feasibility study for a textbook donation project from the United States to South Sudan. I was very surprised an organization would give a new intern so much responsibility, but Sudan Sunrise is a very special organization and Tom is a great leader who puts faith in people that inspires them to fulfill his lofty expectations. We went through a lot of trouble figuring out how the textbook project would work out but with Tom's leadership and all of our hard work we are moving much closer towards making it a reality. I recently got a phone call from Tom saying that during his recent trip to South Sudan, he figured out how Sudan Sunrise is going to handle the distribution of the books on the ground. Now all that is left is finding funding and I am sure that Tom will figure out a way to make that work. I have found my work with the organization to be very fulfilling, a truly wonderful educational experience and a chance to work with some amazing and inspirational people. I would advise anyone who is considering it to volunteer with Sudan Sunrise and if you are considering donating, I can honestly tell you that your money will be very well spent in contributing to an organization that is doing wonderful things for my homeland of Sudan.

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4 Sani Z.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sudan Sunrise is an awesome organization and I am more than honored to be an intern at such a wonderful place. It is truly filled with hardworking, dedicated individuals whom I've had the pleasure of working with. Sudan Sunrise introduced me to the hardships that Sudan (South Sudan) is facing and has provided me with tools and skills to help make a change. As an individual, reconciliation is very important to me. Growing up in a war torn country that was faced with segregated education, I yearned for equality as well as reconciliation. Sudan Sunrise is all I was looking for in an organization. It gave me a way to give back and contribute to helping children in this part of the world. I am truly thankful for Sudan Sunrise and forever grateful for their hard, dedicated work. I am more than proud to support them through any way that I can as an intern. I would encourage everyone to get involved with Sudan Sunrise and help make a change!

4

Donor

Rating: 5

Sudan Sunrise is so important to many precious children and people in South Sudan. Their continued reconciliation efforts is vital to our newest country's success. The aid and support they provide to the children at the Manute Bol primary school and other areas of South Sudan is life saving. I am proud to be a supporter of Sudan Sunrise.

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4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sudan Sunrise is an incredible organization dedicated to changing lives and keeping peace. With exemplary leadership, staff, and volunteers, Sudan Sunrise is making a remarkable difference in Sudan and South Sudan. I would highly recommend to learn more and become involved!

4

Donor

Rating: 5

I joined the staff of Sudan Sunrise in 2013, and I have just returned from a trip to the field in November. At the Manute Bol Primary School in Turalei, the teachers are truly changing the lives of their students. The teachers welcome students regardless of their ability to pay and they help support over 100 refugees from Abyei. As a former teacher, I am truly inspired by their work, and I'm proud to help support them through Sudan Sunrise.

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4 tomprichard

Board Member

Rating: 5

I admit I am totally biased as a reviewer of Sudan Sunrise as I am the Executive Director! But Sudan Sunrise has an amazing network of volunteers and supporters from various faith backgrounds doing extraordinary work in education, reconciliation and community development! If you are reading this, please contact our office (info@sudansunrise.org) and we'll tell you more!