Our Fall 2016 Newsletter has been published! Check out some of our exciting new developments and updates here.
On October 17, Executive Director Tom Prichard had the opportunity to make some remarks at the induction of Manute Bol at the Fairfield County Sports Hall of Fame. Below are his remarks regarding Manute and his amazing work: Manute Bol – Giant of a Man Remarks by Tom Prichard At Manute’s Induction in the Fairfield County (CT) Sports Hall of Fame October 17, 2016 You may think of Manute Bol as the […]
On Friday, September 30, Executive Director Tom Prichard hosted a question and answer session between middle school students of Simpson Middle School in Leesburg, Virginia and Abraham Acien, project director of the Lost Boys Education Operation with Sudan Sunrise. The students had recently learned about the civil war between the north and south of Sudan – before South Sudan’s independence – and the Lost Boys by reading a short novel A Long Walk to Water […]
On September 12, The Sentry live-streamed a press conference held at the National Press Club in Washington DC regarding their recent reports and investigations of corruption inside South Sudan amongst political and military leaders. The recording of the press conference can be found here.
Our Summer 2016 newsletter can be found here. With the recent outbreak of violence in Juba, the state of South Sudan is in further decline and uncertainty. We at Sudan Sunrise remain hopeful and committed to our different projects inside the country.
This month we are excited to welcome a new board member to Sudan Sunrise, have some updates regarding the Torit Cathedral, as well as other projects such as well-building in Wunthou and Daniel Deng Kuot’s experience with violent youth in the cattle fields. Read our May newsletter here.
We recently received the translated version of the French article written by France24’s Caroline Dumay, published in Le Figaro on April 28, 2016. The original story can be found here: Le Figaro Thursday, April 28, 2016 page 10 : CHAMPS LIBRES: ENQUETE In South Sudan, a Muslim’s Cathedral Dream By: Caroline Dumay, special envoy in Torit (South Sudan) Highlighted excerpts: “Originally from Khartoum, Rudwan Dawod, who lives in the United States, has […]
Even though the weather was a bit dreary, this year’s Walk to End Genocide was a great success! Thank you to everyone who braved the rain and showed up. This is the second annual Walk to End Genocide that the Jewish World Watch and Darfur Interfaith Network has coordinated, along with two of our board members, Richard Young and Martha Boshnick.
For those who speak French, an article was published in Le Figaro regarding our project in Torit! Here is the link – we are hoping to have at least some of it translated by the end of the week. We will post the English translation once it is received. http://www.lefigaro.fr/international/2016/04/27/01003-20160427ARTFIG00266-au-soudan-du-sud-le-reve-de-cathedrale-d-un-musulman.php
We are very excited about the release of this newsletter as it lays out some details of our most recent trip to South Sudan in the first two weeks of March. Our purpose of the trip was to re-start a previous reconciliation initative that had been unfortunately discontinued. The director of the project, Rudwan Dawod, along with Sudan Sunrise staff Tom Prichard and Alexa Brand, as well as a journalist from France24 Caroline Dumay, […]