What a year this has been for Sudan. 2018 will go down in history as a major one for world events. For much of the year, Sudan was once again overlooked in international headlines. That is not true anymore. At all.
On December 19, Sudanese across the country began taking to the streets in protest of soaring bread prices. That quickly morphed into a growing protest movement calling for the end of the Bashir regime altogether. And major news outlets are finally realizing that what is happening in Sudan is a big deal.
2019 will mark thirty years of the Bashir regime oppressing the country and robbing the Sudanese people of a better future. It needs to be the last year. As more and more Sudanese stand up and fight for a better future, we need to keep standing with them through their education and healthcare programs we support.
Mother of Mercy Hospital
From treating preventable diseases to fighting cancer, the incredible team at Mother of Mercy Hospital in Sudan's war-torn Nuba Mountains continues to save and change tens of thousands of lives every year.
Endure Primary School
Our flagship program we sponsor in Yida Refugee Camp has had both a successful and rough year. As always, the community in Yida came together for the school and supported the teachers and students throught the good and the difficult times.
Renewal High School (New!)
In 2019, our Nuba education partner will begin phasing the Renewal High School in Yida into existence. This has been a new project nearly two years in the making, and we are excited to see it finally come to fruition.
To give by check, you need to mail it right now! Checks can be made payable to Operation Broken Silence and mailed to PO Box 770900, Memphis, TN 38177-0900.
To give stock or other investments, simply download our Stock Transfer Form and follow the brief instructions to execute your charitable gift.
And if you are already giving monthly or fundraising: thank you! Your ongoing support in 2018 helped get crucial resources to our Sudanese partners.
We have long said that positive change in Sudan is inevitable. For the first time in decades, a better future is at the fingertips of the Sudanese people.
From the protestors marching in Khartoum to the teachers in Yida to the staff at Mother of Mercy Hospital, we know that 2019 is going to be a critical year for the Sudanese people. With your support, I look forward to beginning the new year full of hope and anticipation for the good things to come in Sudan.
There is still much work to be done, but thankfully we know courageous Sudanese who are leading the way for us.
On behalf of the team at Operation Broken Silence, our amazing Sudanese program partners, and our wonderful volunteers, thank you for standing with the Sudanese people this year.
Mark C. Hackett
Operation Broken Silence