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Archive: 2018

Elie Wiesel Act Passes Out Of U.S. Senate

Posted by on December 13th, 2018

An update on the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (S.1158).

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Our Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by on December 11th, 2018

Our staff chimes in with some of their favorite gift ideas this holiday season that will leave a lasting impact in Sudan. 

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December 2018 Renewal High School Update

Posted by on December 7th, 2018

In 2018, Operation Broken Silence launched the Stand For Education Campaign, a fundraising movement focused on building the Renewal High School in Yida Refugee Camp, South Sudan. This marks the first update concerning the high school and is about how your fundraising and giving has put plans ahead of schedule. 

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Partner Spotlight: Volunteer Odyssey

Posted by on December 6th, 2018

Every now and then, we bring you a story from our movement about how our supporters and partners are engaging with our mission in Sudan.

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Giving Tuesday 2018 Results

Posted by on November 29th, 2018

Here's what you accomplished this #GivingTuesday!

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#StandForEducation This Holiday Season

Posted by on November 13th, 2018

Every holiday season, we celebrate our birthday by highlighting one of the incredible programs we support in Sudan. Learn more about this year's campaign: the most important one we've ever launched. 

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October 2018 Endure Primary School Update

Posted by on October 24th, 2018

In 2015, Operation Broken Silence launched the Endure Campaign, a fundraising movement focused on sponsoring the Endure Primary School in Yida Refugee Camp, South Sudan. This is an update on how your fundraising and giving is leading to real results at this special school. 

Tags: Sudan, news, get involved, education, fundraise,
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Eden's Run 5K 2018 Results

Posted by Scovia Rushing on October 22nd, 2018

On October 20, 2018, we hosted our 9th annual 5K fundraising event at Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, TN! The weather was misty, but our awesome runners, fundraisers, and volunteers showed up anyways to run for childhood education in Sudan!  

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Eden's Run 5K 2018 Final Details

Posted by on October 15th, 2018

Everything you need to know for our annual 5K event, all in one place. 

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Partner Spotlight: Christ Church and CMDS

Posted by on October 5th, 2018

Every now and then, we bring you a story from our movement about how our supporters are engaging with our mission in Sudan.

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: October 4, 2018

Posted by on October 4th, 2018

Every week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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Supporter Spotlight: Lauren Berry and Sarah Greenspon

Posted by on October 3rd, 2018

Every now and then, we bring you a story from our movement about how our supporters are engaging with our mission in Sudan.

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: September 27, 2018

Posted by on September 27th, 2018

Every week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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What To Expect At Our 7th Annual Gala

Posted by on September 26th, 2018

The 7th annual Good People Good Beer Gala is March 23, 2019 at the Memphis Grand Carousel. Read on to see what's in store!

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The Difference Between Sudan and South Sudan, Explained

Posted by on September 25th, 2018

We know geography can be confusing. Here's the 101 on Sudan and South Sudan. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: September 13, 2018

Posted by on September 13th, 2018

Every week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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Yida Photo Exhibit Showing At Christian Brothers University Results

Posted by Scovia Rushing on September 11th, 2018

Last week, the Yida Photography Exhibit was at Christian Borthers University for another public showing! Here are the results.

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: September 7, 2018

Posted by on September 7th, 2018

Every week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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Good People Good Beer 2019 Final Details

Posted by on September 1st, 2018

Everything you need to know for our favorite event of the year, all in one place. 

Tags: Sudan, news, get involved, beer, gala,
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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: August 30, 2018

Posted by on August 30th, 2018

Every week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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August 2018 Heart of Nuba Update

Posted by on August 24th, 2018

In October 2016, Operation Broken Silence launched the Heart of Nuba Campaign, an online fundraising movement focused on supporting Mother of Mercy Hospital in the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan. This is a brief update from Dr. Tom about the hospital and your progress so far.

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: August 23, 2018

Posted by on August 23rd, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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You've Raised $1,000,000!

Posted by on August 20th, 2018

Our movement just raised its first $1,000,000 for life-changing programs in Sudan! Learn more.

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Join The Stand For Education Campaign

Posted by on August 17th, 2018

Join the campaign to jumpstart a new high school in Yida Refugee Camp, South Sudan. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: August 16, 2018

Posted by on August 16th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: August 9, 2018

Posted by on August 9th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: August 2, 2018

Posted by on August 2nd, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

Tags: Sudan, news, get involved, education,
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Organizational Letter To The Senate Majority Leader On H.R. 3030

Posted by on August 1st, 2018

We join 61 other organizations in calling on the Senate for expedited passage of the Elie Wiesel Act, H.R.3030.

Tags: Sudan, news, advocacy, get involved,
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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: July 26, 2018

Posted by on July 26th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: July 19, 2018

Posted by on July 19th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

Tags: Sudan, news, get involved, education,
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Elie Wiesel Act Passes House of Representatives In Landslide Vote

Posted by on July 18th, 2018

Yesterday morning, the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2017 passed the House of Representatives yesterday by a vote of 406-5.

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Elie Wiesel Act To Be Considered In House Of Representatives

Posted by on July 16th, 2018

An update on the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (H.R. 3030).

Tags: Sudan, news, advocacy, get involved,
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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: July 12, 2018

Posted by on July 12th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

Tags: Sudan, news, get involved, education,
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Watch The Heart of Nuba On Hulu

Posted by on July 7th, 2018

For the first time, the Heart of Nuba film is now available for all to see. Watch it here and get involved. 

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July 2018 Endure Primary School Update

Posted by on July 6th, 2018

In 2015, Operation Broken Silence launched the Endure Campaign, a fundraising movement focused on supporting the Endure Primary School in Yida Refugee Camp, South Sudan. This is an update on how your fundraising and giving is leading to real results at this special school. 

Tags: Sudan, news, education, get involved,
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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: July 5, 2018

Posted by on July 5th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

Tags: Sudan, news, get involved, education,
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Good People Good Beer 2018 Results

Posted by on June 28th, 2018

Here are your results from the 6th annual Good People Good Beer Gala. 

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Elie Wiesel Act Passes Out Of Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Posted by on June 26th, 2018

An update on the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (S.1158).

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Ask Senator Corker To Support Atrocities Prevention Legislation

Posted by on June 23rd, 2018

The Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (S.1158) helps to ensure the U.S. government has the most constructive and cost-effective tools to address the root causes and drivers of violent conflict around the world. Our Tennessee activists have a unique opportunity to help move this important legislation forwards. 

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Tennessee GSIS Students Launch New & Improved Campaigns

Posted by on June 22nd, 2018

The University of Memphis serves as the host of the Governor's School for International Studies, which takes place on the U of M Campus each year during the month of June. This year we partnered with the some of the birghtest students on two of our campaigns. 

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Good People Good Beer 2018 Final Details

Posted on June 4th, 2018

Everything you need to know for our favorite event of the year, all in one place. 

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Operation Broken Silence Named a Top Growing Nonprofit by Classy

Posted by on May 30th, 2018

Operation Broken Silence has been recognized on the Classy 100, an annual list of the top 100 growing nonprofits on the Classy platform.

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State Department Religious Freedom Report Cites Lack of Progress in Sudan

Posted by on May 29th, 2018

Every year, the U.S. Department of State releases the International Religious Freedom Report. This unique document examines the status of religious rights, legal protections for religious minorities, and more in countries around the globe.

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59 Organizations Call On Senator Corker To Support The Elie Wiesel Act

Posted by on May 29th, 2018

Legislation that would empower U.S. policies to help prevent mass atrocity crises is stalled in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Senator Corker can change that. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: May 24, 2018

Posted by on May 24th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. 

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Elie Wiesel Act Passes Unanimously Out Of House Foreign Affairs Committee

Posted by on May 17th, 2018

An update on the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (H.R. 3030).

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Good People Good Beer 2018 Announcements

Posted by on May 16th, 2018

Here's everything you need to know about this special evening!

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Elie Wiesel Act To Be Marked Up In House Foreign Affairs Committee

Posted by on May 16th, 2018

An update on the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (H.R. 3030).

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Join The Endowment Fund Campaign

Posted by on May 15th, 2018

We're in the fight for a better Sudan over the long haul alongside of our Sudanese friends and partners. It will not be an easy or short process. From our Executive Director all the way down to our movement members, we understand that our mission will most likely take place over the course of our lifetimes.

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34 Organizations Oppose Rescission of Complex Crises Fund

Posted by on May 14th, 2018

We are deeply concerned about the inclusion of the Complex Crises Fund (CCF) in the White House rescissions package (Rescission proposal no. R18-25) dated May 8, 2018.

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: May 3, 2018

Posted by on May 3rd, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. 

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Earlybird Ticket Sales To Good People Good Beer End April 30

Posted by on April 24th, 2018

Earlybird ticket sales to our annual beer tasting gala are comign to an end on April 30! Register now!

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State Department Human Rights Report Cites Lack of Progress in Sudan

Posted by on April 23rd, 2018

The U.S. Department of State's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017is now available. The section on Sudan is far from encouraging. 

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Kendra Scott Benefit For Sudan Results

Posted by on April 19th, 2018

Your results from our one-night partnership with Kendra Scott. 

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The Heart of Nuba Featured On ABC Nightline

Posted by on April 12th, 2018

Watch Dr. Tom talk about Sudan and his life's work on ABC. 

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6 Reasons To Get Your Beer Gala Tickets Right Now

Posted by on April 11th, 2018

June 16, 2018 marks the 6th year for our annual beer tasting event that supports our life-changing education program in Sudan. Here's 6 reasons you should go ahead and get your tickets right now:

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Memphis Representatives Cosponsor HR3030

Posted by on April 11th, 2018

Both Memphis Representatives have cosponsored important antigenocide legislation! 

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April 2018 Endure Primary School Update

Posted by on April 2nd, 2018

In 2015, Operation Broken Silence launched the Endure Campaign, an online fundraising movement focused on supporting a school in Yida Refugee Camp. This is an update on how your fundraising and giving is leading to real results on the ground. 

Tags: Sudan, news, get involved,
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U.S.-Sudan Policy Update

Posted by on March 31st, 2018

57 members of Congress pushed back against normalizing relations with Sudan's dictatorship due to little progress being made on the ground.

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March 2018 Heart of Nuba Update

Posted by on March 30th, 2018

In October 2016, Operation Broken Silence launched the Heart of Nuba Campaign, an online fundraising movement focused on supporting Mother of Mercy Hospital in the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan. This is a brief update about Dr. Tom, the hospital, and your progress so far. 

Tags: Sudan, Heart of Nuba, news, get involved,
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The Heart of Nuba Featured on CNN

Posted by on March 29th, 2018

Watch Dr. Tom talk about Sudan and his life's work on CNN.

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: March 29, 2018

Posted by on March 29th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. 

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How To Fundraise On Facebook

Posted by on March 26th, 2018

Get all the deets on how you can fundraise to empower the Sudanese people on Facebook.

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: March 22, 2018

Posted by on March 22nd, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. 

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50% Of Earlybird Beer Gala Tickets Claimed

Posted by on March 21st, 2018

The 6th annual Good People | Good Beer is Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 8:00PM. Tickets are going fast!

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Thanks For Supporting S.1158

Posted by on March 20th, 2018

Yesterday we partnered with University of Memphis students to lead a statewide call-in day concerning S.1158.

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Tennessee Advocacy Action Alert

Posted by on March 19th, 2018

Join our statewide call-in day asking Senator Corker to move important the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2017 (S. 1158) forwards. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: March 15, 2018

Posted by on March 15th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Stand For Education

Posted by on March 2nd, 2018

A lack of funding for education in Yida Refugee Camp is keeping thousands of children from returning to classrooms. It's time to join together. It's time to Stand For Education.

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: February 22, 2018

Posted by on February 22nd, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Global Fundraising & Giving Update

Posted by on February 21st, 2018

A few months ago, we announced the arrival of a new feature on our site that allows supporters in 130 countries to donate or fundraise for our programs in their native currency. Here's an update on how it's going. 

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Join The Heart of Nuba Campaign

Posted by on February 16th, 2018

Today we announce a new campaign in partnership with the Heart of Nuba film. Learn more and consider joining. 

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February 2018 Endure Classrooms Update

Posted by on February 5th, 2018

In 2015, Operation Broken Silence launched the Endure Campaign, an online fundraising movement focused on supporting a school in Yida Refugee Camp. This is an update on how your fundraising and giving is leading to real results on the ground. 

Tags: Sudan, news, get involved,
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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: February 1, 2018

Posted by on February 1st, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Meet Us At The #DownlineSummit

Posted by on January 30th, 2018

Coming to the 2018 Downline Summit in Memphis, TN? Swing by our table to meet us!

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: January 25, 2018

Posted by on January 25th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Thanks For Fundraising In 2017

Posted by on January 10th, 2018

Thank you so much for fundraising for the Sudanese people in 2017! 

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Thanks For Making 2017 An Amazing Year

Posted by on January 9th, 2018

Thank you so much for supporting our work in 2017! Here are a few highlights from the year, as well as how you can get involved in 2018!

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The Renewal 2018

Posted by on January 5th, 2018

Thank you so much for empowering the Sudanese people alongside of us in 2017! Here's whats coming down the pipe in 2018 and how you can increase your impact. 

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