Help a child affected by the conflict in Darfur.
Since the Darfur conflict escalated in 2003, roughly 300,000 refugees have been forced out of their homes and into eastern Chad. More than 60% of those refugees are children. In times of conflict, the children suffer most. In addition to other deprivations, they are removed from an educational system that provides them with so much more than a learning experience.
Unfortunately, education is often disregarded when a conflict of this magnitude occurs. Relief efforts are focused on other essentials such as food, shelter, and medicine. Although these are undeniably important, education should not be overlooked. A school setting can provide a safe and stable learning environment for students, and can also help them overcome the trauma that they have experienced, leading the way to a brighter future.
After nearly a decade of ongoing conflict and bureaucratic funding constraints, the need to support education for Darfuri refugee children has never been greater. 6,000 students in the Goz Amer refugee camp are in desperate need of textbooks, notebooks, uniforms, trained teachers, and many other school basics that we often take for granted.
You can help! Just $10 can provide one month of education for one Darfuri refugee child in eastern Chad. Your generous donation helps provide hope and security to these children in their time of need.
The Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program is a dynamic partnership of organizations working to improve the quality of primary education for Darfuri refugee children in Djabal and Goz Amer refugee camps, and develop personal connections between Darfuri and American students that promote mutual understanding. This partnership consists of the Enough Project, the Center for American Progress, i-ACT, USA for UNHCR, and Facing History and Ourselves.
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