Education & Emergency Relief
empowering Sudanese change makers on the ground
Funds raised by our movement are used to empower Sudanese-led education and healthcare operations in the Nuba Mountains region of Sudan, which has been besieged in a genocidal war by the country's dictatorship since 2011. Official humanitarian and media access to the Nuba Mountains has been banned by the Bashir regime, but this has not stopped our organization from entering the Nuba Mountains and associated refugee camps.
We partner with some incredible Sudanese individuals and organizations to empower the Nuba people in areas they have requested our assistance in. We sponsor one of the top-performing primary schools in Yida Refugee Camp, South Sudan and funnel much-needed funds to Mother of Mercy Hospital in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. Most importantly, it is the Nuba people themselves saving and changing lives in these breathtaking programs. It is our privilege to empower them.
Here are the Education and Emergency Relief projects that are currently being empowered by our movement:
The Endure Primary School
In 2015, our movement began funding four small classrooms in Yida Refugee Camp, South Sudan. Since then and entirely because of our fundraising and giving, this special school now has ten classrooms led by twelve Nuba teachers and a support coordinator. Every week they teach over 900 students who have fled from the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, which has been besieged in a genocidal war by the dictatorship since 2011. Some of these children have lost their parents or been separated from them due to the crimes committed against them. The Endure Primary School is now one of the top-performing primary schools in the region and a treasured possession of the Nuba community in Yida.
Mother of Mercy Hospital
In the heart of the Nuba Mountains warzone sits Mother of Mercy Hospital, the last remaining medical institution in the region. This incredible facility is led by American Dr. Tom Catena and supported by a small team of Nuba doctors and nurses in training. The hospital has just four hundred beds for a population of one million people and treats everything from war-related wounds to common illnesses. In 2017 alone, the hospital saw 42,000 outpatients, admitted 5,000 inpatients, and performed 1,800 surgeries. Sudan's dictatorship has bombed the hospital before as part of its genocidal war against the Nuba people.
Upcoming: Yida High School (2019)
Alongside of our Nuba education partner, we have begun planning and fundraising for the first functioning high school in Yida Refugee Camp, South Sudan. Unfortunately, once a child graduates from Grade 8 at the Endure Primary School, they have no high school to attend in Yida Refugee Camp. That is unacceptable. This Nuba-led institution will remedy this problem, as well as further chip away at the education crisis the Nuba people are now facing. The name of the school will be announced when it opens in 2019.
Learn More & Get Involved
The Endure Campaign is empowering 12 Nuba teachers and over 99 children at the Endure Primary School in Yida Refugee Camp, South Sudan, where thousands of children do not have access to an education. LEARN MORE »
The Heart of Nuba Campaign is raising funds for the only hospital in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. Everyday, American Dr. Tom Catena and local staff tend to hundreds of patients dealing with illness and war wounds. LEARN MORE »
The Stand For Education Campaign is raising the startup funding required for the first functioning high school in Yida Refugee Camp, South Sudan. Our Nuba education partner is wrapping up planning for the school right now, but we're already aware that roughly $144,000 will be needed before this critical institution can be opened. LEARN MORE »
About Operation Broken Silence
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 relief, and grassroots advocacy programs. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.