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.
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.
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.
Children are literate and have math skills; are off the streets; and have some potential for a future, as well as continued education.
What’s different about this school is the feeling of responsibility and ownership this community has for their school--their real long-term commitment. - Roger Hardister, Regional Director, Near East Foundation
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.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Thanks to 93 donors like you, a total of $8,160 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving.
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