Project #1762

Help Build a School for 500 Girls in Sudan

by New Sudan Education Initiative (NESEI)


This project, initiated by Sudanese refugees, will create a new secondary school in war-torn Southern Sudan for 500 women and girls who would otherwise have virtually no access to education.
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Southern Sudan has been ravaged by over 40 years of civil war, with 4.5 million dead and 9 million refugees, making it one of the worst humanitarian disasters in history. Southern Sudan has the lowest school access rates in the world, and 90% illiteracy among women and girls.


The high school will accommodate 500 girls and will provide health care, feeding programs, housing, and vocational training in community health.

Long-Term Impact

NESEI will revolutionize education in Southern Sudan, thus helping to secure a lasting peace. NESEI schools will boost critical human resource capacity in the areas of health care, business, agriculture, governance, gender studies and peace studies.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Organization Information

New Sudan Education Initiative (NESEI)

Location: Colchester, VT - USA
Project Leader:
Rachel Hanish
U.S. Operations Director
Colchester, VT United States

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