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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 building.

Community Stories

38 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

1

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.

1

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!

1

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

1

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.

4

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.

3

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.

3 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.

3

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!!!

4

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.

3

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.

3

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.

2

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.

2

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.

2

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