#StandForEducation This Holiday Season

support a new high school in Yida Refugee Camp, South Sudan

Posted by OBS Team on November 13th, 2018

This holiday season, we are fundraising for a new high school in Yida Refugee Camp, South Sudan. And we're calling upon our movement of supporters spread out over 16 countries, as well as newcomers who are just getting involved, to #StandForEducation with us by fundraising for this new school.

Operation Broken Silence is not new to the education crisis in this part of Sudan. Our movement has been sponsoring one of the top-performing primary schools in the region since 2015. Nearly 2,500 students have attended the Endure Primary School in Yida since then, and the 12 teachers and students have achieved some incredible successes in that time. This only happened because ordinary people in our movement banded together and fundraised for the resources they deserve. 

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Unfortunately, once a child graduates from Grade 8 at the Endure Primary School, their education journey ends there. That is unacceptable. And that's where you come in. 

Our goal is to meet this need for these ambitious students and teachers by fundraising to open a new high school in Yida Refugee Camp. This can only be accomplished through your fundraising and alongside of our Nuba education partner. 

#StandForEducation officially launches on November 13, 2018, but we need you to to get your fundraising page up and running right now:

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Fundraising & Recruitment Resources

Our team has prepared a number of resources specific to this holiday season you can use to propel your fundraising forwards:

Holiday Fundraising Tip Sheet »

If you are new to fundraising, this gives you some great general tips to get the ball rolling!

Holiday Donor Tracking Sheet »

Quickly organize your fundraising efforts and keep track of who you have asked to give with this nifty tool. Fundraisers who use a donor tracking sheet see a 40-60% increase in donations!

Team Recruitment Form »

Want to start a fundraising team and ask your friends to start fundraiisng pages with you? Here's a template you can print off, add your team information on, print, and then hand out!

Social Media Selfie Text Photo »

Download and print the selfie text photo and write why you are fundraising this holiday season. Snap a selfie and share it online with a link to your fundraising page!

Social Media Selfie School Photo »

Download and print the selfie school photo! Snap a selfie and share it online with a message of why you are fundraising and a link to your fundraising page!

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Additional Ways To Help

If you can't commit to fundraising right now, we encourage you to leave a lasting impact by making a contribution towards the campaign. There are four ways to give:

1. Give Monthly. You can sign up to automatically give a certain amount each month to the Renewal High School and Endure Primary School. GIVE MONTHLY » 

2. Make A One-Time Donation. Not ready to fundraise or give monthly yet? Don't worry, you can still give once! GIVE ONCE »

3. Give By Stock. Your broker can assist you in making a gift of stock from your brokerage account via a direct transfer to Operation Broken Silence. DOWNLOAD FORM »

4. Spread The Word. Copy and paste the following message to social media to help spread the word:

Join me in supporting the first functioning high school in Yida Refugee Camp, South Sudan. Learn more and get involved: https://www.operationbrokensilence.org/blog/stand-for-education-high-school/ #StandForEducation

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About Us

The people of Sudan are overcoming two of the greatest challenges facing humanity today: war and genocide. Operation Broken Silence is working to accelerate their ability to generate lasting change through storytelling and movement-building, education and emergency response, and grassroots advocacy programs.

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