February 9, 2011
We’re very excited about our upcoming trip to Sudan! Thanks to you, we have been able to provide the girls at Ayak Anguei with a dormitory facility, in addition to the dormitory built by the village of Konbek, to keep them safely in school and prevent early arranged marriages. We also delivered soccer uniforms to the girls at the school which were donated by Heritage High School.
As we continue to raise funds for another dormitory, we are also needing to furnish the newly constructed dorms with bunk beds and bedding for 104 girls. We have updated our project for you to continue your support in creating hope for these brave and proud young girls who are grateful to have the opportunity to go to school. The girls are currently sleeping on floors of the dorm. Bunk beds and bedding would provide them with a much needed sleeping space so they can rest and focus on their education.
The two room dormitory is complete and attached is a picture of the dorm waiting to be stuccoed. We will attach images of the final dorm with stucco once we receive them from our field coordinator.
On our upcoming trip to Sudan March-April, we are planning to plant a school garden being coordinated by The Women’s College, University of Denver, Steele Elementary and Mr. Andy Nowak, project director with the Denver Slow Foods Movement implementing vegetable gardens in elementary schools and teaching the students about preparing wholesome, healthy food. Vegetable and flower seeds indigenous to the region will be planted by the girls to provide a sustainable source of healthy food source.
We have research interns from Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver working on a pilot girl’s leadership program. We are also looking to implement a sanitary pad sewing project with the sewing machines we have donated in 2011.
We are very excited about the progress made and hope to meet our goal for the bunk beds and bedding before our departure March 2nd!
We ca leec areetic (Thank you very much to you all) in Dinka language!
Girls in Soccer Uniforms