May 21, 2007

Interview with Local Committee members in Dar Es Salaam -- learn about the people who live there.

Like the now 30,000 residents of Dar Es Salaam, committee members come from across Sudan, far north to the south, east to west, reflecting the vast ethnic diversity and language of their country. What they all have in common is how they came to Dar Es Salaam--fleeing civil war and conflicts that have plagued Sudan for decades. As Local Committee Chairman Mohamed Osman Mohamed, a 35-year-old trader originally from South Kordofan, put it: "We are the children of conflict and pioneers in the new Sudan. Our struggle is a shared one."


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Apr 18, 2007

Latest Progress Report on Sudan Schools--Improvements but Much Still to Do

Latest Progress Report on Sudan Schools--Improvements but Much Still to Do


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Feb 20, 2007

What a Difference a Dollar Can Make for Sudan Students, Teachers & Their School

It was an early summer morning in Sudan, hot and humid. I was anxious to get out of Khartoum to Dar El-Salaam el Rabwa, home to over 20,000 displaced persons who struggle to make a life for themselves in the heat and barren surroundings of the capital city Khartoum. NEF and its partners are working with residents in Dar El-Salaam to improve children's education. Our plans were to visit the Tagwa Community School and several smaller schools in the area. It was six months since my last trip and almost a year since we began school upgrading in Dar El-Salaam. We had great expectations for Al-Tagwa and the others and I hoped to see progress, particularly with Al-Tagwa where we had first begun...


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