Six years ago, Mohamed El-Tayeb had a dream: a school for children living on the streets of Sudan’s capital city. Volunteer-built on donated land. It now exists and needs help.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
There are 250 students: most are under 10 years old and 40% are orphans. Tuition is $5 a year. Volunteer teachers, usually college students, make $25 a month. It’s the only alternative to distant, expensive, overcrowded public schools for this Dar-al-Salam-Taiwidat community of 45,000 refugees fleeing drought and war. High illiteracy compounds their chronic poverty, massive unemployment, and insufficient health services.
How will this project solve this problem?
Educating large numbers of boys and girls otherwise doomed to a dismal future. Buying books for students and teaching materials; paying tuition fees and teacher salaries; continuing school reconstruction and improvements.
Potential Long Term Impact
Children are literate and have math skills; are off the streets; and have some potential for a future, as well as continued education.
Total Funding Received to Date: $8,160
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $8,160 . The original project funding goal was $8,000.