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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Stan Orr, FASAE, CAE
NonProfit Resources, Inc.
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!
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.
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.
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.
This is a wonderful group who supports children in Sudan and does many wonderful things in the name of Christ!
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.
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.
Sundan Sunrise offers hope in this time of discord by encouraging outreach between Christians and Muslims in South Sudan. Much of their focus has been and is on education, building
Schools for youth and helping with Kush State University.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
sudan sunrise has a wonderful message of peace and reconciliation through education! Kush State University initiative is very inspiring.
Sudan Sunrise - a hardworking team helping where it is needed most.
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.
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.
Can’t say enough about this organization! Wonderful group doing wonderful things!
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.