Help Make Classrooms In Yida Refugee Camp Safer

seasonal rains can disrupt operations at Endure Primary and Renewal High

Posted by Mark Hackett on October 4th, 2019

Hello movement members! 

I hope October is off to a good start for all of you. We've had a small, but important need pop up at our schools in Yida Refugee Camp. It requires a little extra effort from us to fix. 

About this time last year, a bad rainstorm swept through Yida and caused severe damage to the Endure Primary School. Thankfully no one was hurt, but the storm temporarily slashed attendance by about 50%. Because of your extra fundraising and giving, our Sudanese education partner was able to repair the damage and get classrooms back to normal for hundreds of students fairly quickly.

Another rainstorm recently hit Yida and damaged another school in the camp. Thankfully all of the classrooms at Endure Primary and Renewal High, our newest school in Yida, made it through okay. 

The rainy season is now coming to an end; however, our education partner doesn't want to leave our schools vulnerable to weather events like these. We've already personally experienced how damaging they can be. In light of another school being damaged by dangrous weather, our education partner has asked us to help weatherproof the classrooms we are committed to serving.

How You Can Help

This is one of those times that money will just fix the problem. We need $1,250 in extra funds to provide waterproof tarps to our education partner in Yida.

These tarps will be added into the roofing of all the classrooms at Endure Primary & Renewal High Schools. $1,250 will also allow our partner to purchase extra tarps that can be kept on hand for when new buildings are added. This is a problem worth getting ahead and staying ahead of. Here's how you can help:

1. Make a donation! Giving online is the fastest way to help make these classrooms safer for students and teachers. GIVE HERE »

2. Give monthly. There are many ongoing costs at the school such as teacher salaries, schools supplies, and urgent needs that pop up like this one. You can make sure you are always helping by setting up an automatic monthly gift! LEARN MORE »

3. Become a fundraiser. If you aren't in a position to give from your wallet, you can help by giving the schools a little bit of your time! You can start an online fundraising page and ask your friends and family to give. BECOME A FUNDRAISER »

Virtually all of the funds we have raised this year have already been sent to the schools or are committed to other projects. In the bigger picture of our annual fundraising, this is a relatively small need that we hope can get knocked out in the next few days.

I hope you can join us in this little extra push. It will make life a lot safer for the kids and teachers at the Endure Primary and Renewal High Schools. 

Onward, 

Mark C. Hackett

Executive Director, Operation Broken Silence

info [at] operationbrokensilence [dot] org

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