College Preparation for Disadvantaged Students

by Darfur Women Network, DWN


 On behalf of Darfur Women Network, Inc., DWN, I would like to share with you my gratitude for support education of our kids! We have started the program by assessment of students to provide them with suitable subjects. 

  I believe that we are in a great positon regarding tutoring. We appointed two program coordinator and assistant to run the program. She will focus on time management because it is the most challenge for our students. In addition, we provide mathEnglish-critical thinking and reading as well as writing. We also have our SAT prep Instructor ready.

Right now, the program has stopped because of Ramadan (Muslim fast for a month) and some families travel during summer. We will resume the program in August.

As I shared the syllabus with you, if we cover the planned lessons, our students will be comfortable to take the SAT and to score high to secure their seats at their desired university

Hello our great supporters,

 On behalf of Darfur Women Network, Inc., DWN, I would like to thank you for your support and share with you great information about the progress on our education program.  I believe that we are in a great positon regarding tutoring. We appointed two program coordinator and assistant to run the program. We have our math teacher ready, our English-critical thinking and reading as well as writing. We also have our SAT prep Instructor ready. Below you see our math teach laid out his goal and his schedule. I will share the same when we receive the others’ teachers.

Here is a plan and date from our great volunteer teacher:

  1. I'm very comfortable with tutoring algebra/algebra 2, but I've never taught Geometry.  So, if nothing else, I'd prefer to begin tutoring with Algebra and then we can determine whether or not I'm the best fit to tutor Geometry down the road.
  2. To begin, I'd probably start with an initial pre-assessment just to see where your students are - I don't want to waste time teaching something they already know, or (vice versa) skip something essential that they haven't mastered yet.
    1. This would probably be some kind of Algebra I end-of-year assessment
  3. Speaking of essentials, I've listed the standards that I think are most essential for your students to know.  These are the need-to-know standards in my opinion.  
    1. a.       Solve for variables and inequalities

b.      Graph and interpret linear functions

c.       Systems of equations

d.      Simplify and solve rational equations

e.      Solve and graph quadratic equations

f.        Logarithmic and exponential equations (Alg 2)

g.       Sequences and series (Alg 2)

h.      Permutations and combinations (Alg 2)

i.         Polynomial equations (Alg 2)

  1. Let's talk logistics.  How long are these tutoring sessions scheduled to last?  Is there a particular period of time?  Do they need to be the same every week?
    1. I figure the set-up will fall somewhere along the lines of:
      1. Introduction of new material/pre-assessment
      2. I do/ We do/ You do
      3. Students should work in groups of 3s/4s
      4. Exit slips to determine proficiency
      5. Are we allowed to give homework (would be very minimal - maybe 3 questions per lesson)
    2. Finally, in terms of dates/availability, here's my schedule that I know:
      1. 4/9 = open all day
      2. 4/16 = I'm booked 11am-4pm with other obligations - anytime before/after is free
      3. 4/23 and 4/30 = open all day
      4. 5/7 and 5/14 = closed - I'm out of town for work
        1. I could meet on 5/11 or 5/12 though, anytime after 5pm
      5. 5/21 = closed, but I could meet on 5/18 after 5pm
      6. 5/28 = closed, but I could meet on 5/25
      7. We can determine June dates afterwards

We decided to have it on Saturdays from 2-4pm. We also have Fridays after school we will work with students to learn English and SAT Prep.

We used Indianapolis Muslim Community Association building to run our tutoring. However, we have provided learning materials to help the teachers to achieve their goals.

Thank you

Happy New Year to all, I wish it will be a year of success and peace. We in Darfur Women Network, DWN, enthusiastic that we raised $500 during our Year-End-Campaign. We have a great social media team who helped DWN to reach out to more people. The partnership with Global Giving had a positive impact on DWN, we are so grateful.

Last year we focused on English, but this year we need to teach Math and English to prepare tenth grade students for SAT. It is very challenging for students because this year we focused on both Math and English instead of like last year. This year, our students are not comfortable with the Math that they learned at school. Most of the students scored high enough to apply at Indiana University Purdue University and some applied to Purdue University and we are waiting for the result. However, the students look confident.

This time, we will accept students from tenth and eleventh grade to attend English and Math tutoring. Then, they will explore SAT materials. Now, we have some volunteers from Butler University and some English and Math teachers to provide writing, critical reading and thinking, and reading for vocabulary and math as well.

This year, the students need to work harder to score high on SAT because the last class had a better opportunity to study math and English rather that the current students.  We will start in Februray and later will decide if we should and could continue in the summer.

 Thank you so much for your support.

Any advice, recommendation, feedback will help us to help those students to achieve their goals.


Thank you you

Dear our donors and our friends,

We, Darfur Women Network, Inc., (DWN) grateful for your support and your generosity.  Our partnership with GlobalGiving and the support of Microsoft’s YouthSpark fund are has huge impact

 As a project leader who attended Social Impact Academy that Global giving had offered for no cost helped me and my colleagues to determine our needs to improve DWN effectiveness.

 We are able to recruited professional volunteers who are taking the DWN to next level.

Now, I am so thrilled to share with you that we have ten college students  help with tutoring  Math( Algebra 1 &2,geometray, and calculus) , tutoring English( reading, writing, and adult conversation), and SAT ( Critical reading and thinking, and writing), as well as various educational areas.

 Now, the DWN partnered with Butler University for mutual benefits. The Butler students who study religious in addition to various majors are required to have community engagement which is DWN committed to facilitate. On the other hand, the students help the DWN to meet its volunteering needs.


As a result, we are proud to create strong connection and presence of immigrants’ families and their children in Butler Campus and have strong connection and involve of Native Americans in immigrant community. I hope to have positive social impact on both immigrant community and the education institute (Butler University) to help us to build strong foundation for partnership


Please, share our link below with you friends and your network to help us to reach out to more supporters.  The DWN is grateful for the effort of our volunteers,  our SOCIAL MEDIA lunched on September 1st,2015,  I am inviting you to   our campaign, like us, share with your network, and give us feedback  to help us to improve our work.

Here are the links to our campaign:









We shared with you in July that we hand over the SAT to MTI school of Knowledge to instruct the SAT, but after SAT prep. Test, found that students are in need to intensive intervention with Math( calculus, Algebra 1 &2) and English (critical reading and thinking as well as writing), 





Darfur Women Network, Inc., (DWN) is grateful for your support and generosity. Our partnership with GlobalGiving and the support of Microsoft’s YouthSpark fund have made a huge impact on DWN.


This past June, GlobalGiving gave me the opportunity to attend the Social Impact Academy at no cost. As project leaders at DWN, my colleagues and I learned better ways to use resources to improve the effectiveness of the DWN programs. 


We now are able to recruit professional volunteers to help take DWN to the next level of our mission, which is to raise public awareness and provide educational programs for refugee women, girls and families displaced by the Darfur conflict. With the help of these programs, Darfur families may re-establish personal empowerment and re-build their previously flourishing communities. 


I am so thrilled to share with you that DWN has partnered with Butler University to tutor Darfur immigrant families and their children. As part of Butler’s religion studies program, students participate in community engagement. Ten students have volunteered to help DWN with tutoring in a variety of educational areas, including Math (Algebra I & II, Geometry, and Calculus); English (Reading, Writing, and Adult Conversation); and SAT preparation (Critical Reading and Thinking, and Writing). 

This partnership promises to create a strong, positive connection between the Butler University community and the Darfur immigrant families that we serve. 

Also, DWN is grateful to our volunteers who created our social media sites, which launched September 1, 2015. I invite you to visit our social media sites, “Like” us on Facebook, and send us your feedback on ways to improve our work. Please share our links with your friends and networks to help us raise awareness for our mission and reach out to more supporters. 

Here are the links to our campaign:








We shared with you this past July that we handed over the SAT preparation to the MTI School of Knowledge. However, we discovered that our students need additional intensive intervention in Math (Calculus, Algebra I and II) and English (Critical Reading and Thinking, Writing). Please visit for more information about this program.


About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Darfur Women Network, DWN

Location: Indianapolis, IN - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Mastora Bakhiet
Executive Director
Indianapolis, IN United States

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.