Project #1351

Schooling for Sudan Orphan Refugees

by Near East Foundation (NEF)


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.
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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.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


For Some It’s Getting, for Others It’s Giving
Sudan Community School Reconstructed & Upgraded
2005 Annual Report, Sudan Country Report
NEF Sudan Brochure - 2005

Organization Information

Near East Foundation (NEF)

Location: Syracuse, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Roger Hardister
Regional Director, Near East Foundation
Garden City, Cairo, Cairo Egypt

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