Sudan Sunrise works with individuals from diverse religious backgrounds and identities to facilitate reconciliation efforts which will ensure lasting peace in Sudan and South Sudan. Primarily focused on the dream of the late Manute Bol, we center our efforts on building schools, creating education opportunities and religious reconciliation.

The political and tribal violence that erupted in South Sudan in December 2013 has taken the lives of over 50,000 people, most innocent non-combatants. More than 1,000,000 people have fled their homes, and 500,000 people are at risk of famine. Please join us in strategic responses in the midst of the crisis as we strive to build communities through education and reconciliation in South Sudan.


“I have always believed that the definition of a successful life must include serving others. By that measure, Manute Bol’s was extraordinarily successful. Manute was a great athlete and humanitarian: a man of generosity and of grace. I want to thank [Sudan Sunrise] for continuing his noble cause–building 41 schools for children in Manute’s war-torn Sudan. Good luck–and Godspeed.” – President George H.W. Bush


“Manute Bol accomplished so much in his incredible life. But he left a huge unfinished task with his dream of building schools throughout South Sudan that would welcome children irrespective of tribe or religion. I have personally been involved in helping Sudan Sunrise realize Manute’s bold dream, and I invite you to join the growing circle of those who are helping to make his dream a reality.” – George Stephanopoulos, ABC News