Thanks to your support, this past month we were able to wire $2,500 to the Manute Bol Primary School in Turalei, South Sudan and $5,000 to Kush State University in Kauda, Sudan. The Manute Bol Primary School currently has over 1,000 primary school students, while Kush State University has a little over 200 students, with still over 1,000 applicants hoping to begin higher education. Without your ongoing support, our projects would not be possible!
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 […]
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 […]
Tom, Alexa and Rudwan had quite the successful meeting today with the parish council and Catholic clergy in Torit. Rudwan spoke of who he used to be in the past, and his present and future committment to peace and reconciliation between Sudan and South Sudan, as well as Christians and Muslims. His vision was met with enthusiasm and full support. We were also able to meet with the local imam in Torit who also […]
For the week of March 10-18th, we are in Juba and Torit, South Sudan regarding our interreligious reconciliation project in Torit. We are working on an initiative to rebuild a Catholic cathedral that had been twice-destroyed by Islamists. The leader of the project, Rudwan Dawod, a Muslim from Darfur, is spearheading the project along with volunteers from Juba and Khartoum. We are hopeful that in the coming weeks and months ahead, this project will […]
Sudan Sunrise has received a moving letter inviting us to Torit to work on plans to restart the initiative led by Rudwan Dawod to use Muslim volunteers to rebuild the Torit Cathedral. Because of his leadership in this initiative, Rudwan was imprisoned in Sudan and tortured for helping to rebuild Christian churches. Rudwan has spoken openly of his experiences and why he believes he was and is continuing to do the right thing by […]