Last week, our 4,000+ strong movement reached another fundraising milestone in our history: $1,000,000 raised!
This milestone was only reached because you fundraised, gave monthly, or made a donation. You brought the magic! We've diligently used your generosity to introduce hundreds of thousands of people to the crisis in Sudan, fund Sudanese-led education and healthcare programs, and more. Our team cannot thank you enough for showing up for our friends in Sudan. Thank you!
So, What's Next?
The road to $2,000,000 starts right here, right now. That's not because we want to hit another big goal, but because we have big things planned. And one of those things has been in the works for almost two years.
This holiday season, we'll officially begin fundraising for the first functioning high school in Yida Refugee Camp, South Sudan. You currently sponsor the Endure Primary School in Yida, and it is now one of the top-performing Nuba education institutions in the region. The school is led entirely by Sudanese teachers and was recently celebrated by thousands of refugees in Yida.
Unfortunately, once a child graduates from Grade 8 at the Endure Primary School, they have no quality high school to attend in Yida Refugee Camp. That is unacceptable. And that's where you come in. I made a short video for you that explains why we're expanding our education program:
Over the next 12 months, we need to raise an addditional $194,000 for Yida's only high school to get the teachers there the resources they need to succeed. 52 of you have already started fundraising pages and raised over $5,000. We're off to a good and early headstart, but we need you to keep the momentum going. Here's how you can change lives through this special school:
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.
Here are three simple and effective ways you can directly empower the Sudanese people! We encourage you to pick one:
1. Join The Stand For Education Campaign! Working with our Nuba education partner, we are preparing to open the first functioning high school in Yida Refugee Camp, South Sudan in 2019. Your fundraising will help provide Nuba teachers with a monthly salary, purchase and deliver school supplies, and improve classroom infrastructure at what will be an incredible Sudanese-led institution. JOIN THE CAMPAIGN »
2. Become A Member Of The Renewal. This is our family of monthly givers who never stop pushing the needle forwards. They give automatically each and every month, providing consistent support to our Sudanese partners. Renewal members who give $25+ a month also get free tickets to our two annual events. LEARN MORE »
3. Make A Donation. Not ready to fundraise or give monthly yet? That's okay! You can make a one-time donation online, by check, or from your investment portfolio. GIVE HERE »