Help Build a School for 500 Girls in Sudan

$26,219 $55,781
Raised Remaining


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.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

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.

How will this project solve this problem?

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

Potential 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.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

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


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New Sudan Education Initiative (NESEI)

Colchester, VT, United States

Project Leader

Rachel Hanish

U.S. Operations Director
Colchester, VT United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Help Build a School for 500 Girls in Sudan