sister school program
Rockflower Commitment: Support educational needs for girls and female teacher training in refugee camps as a basic pillar for success in the demand for peace.
Location: Chad, Sudan and South Sudan
The Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program takes a unique approach in understanding that education for those to whom access is limited lies not just in the practical provisions of books, supplies and classrooms in the camps, but in the continuing engagement of students here in the United States to learn and take action towards understanding the importance of being the voice for those whose opportunities have been so limited.
By profiling Darfuri women and girls in the refugee camps as existing and future leaders, we are providing a platform for them to educate a wider community about the critical role women play in sustainable solutions for peace in Sudan and South Sudan and thereby strengthening their connection between them and their American peers.
By taking this two tiered approach DDT is able to create and distribute educational resources and campaigns, producing an informed constituency of American youth who are equipped and motivated to demand U.S. and international solutions toward enhancing peace, stability, and justice in Sudan and South Sudan.
Funds raised through the program support a variety of practical educational needs for girls in the refugee camps, including efforts to strengthen enrollment and retention, teacher recruitment and training, classroom construction and rehabilitation, and the provision of books and supplies. Efforts have been made in the past to combat declining attendance rates for girls in higher grade levels; these have included the provision of guardians to monitor girls' truancy cases, reporting on the reasons for dropouts, creation of clubs for girls, the building of separate latrines for boys and girls, and educating the community about the significance of female education.
About Darfur Dream team
The Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program is a program of The Enough Project which provides American students with tools and resources to learn about and take action toward ending conflict in Sudan and South Sudan.
The program also supports their efforts to supplement educational opportunities for Darfuri refugee students displaced by the conflict. Funds raised through the program support a variety of education needs in the refugee camps, such as efforts to strengthen enrollment and lower retention, teacher recruitment and training, classroom construction and rehabilitation, and the provision of books and supplies.
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