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Author: Stella Kenyi

Darfur Dream Team Marks 1st Anniversary with Fundraising Successes

Darfur Dream Team Marks 1st Anniversary with Fundraising Successes
The Darfur Dream Team's Sister Schools program celebrated its one-year anniversary this week with the announcement that the program raised more than $300,000 to support six schools for Darfuri refugees in eastern Chad ...
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College Basketball Powerhouses Come Together for Darfur

This Saturday college basketball powerhouses Georgetown and Duke will face off in one of the most anticipated games of the season. While the two teams battle on the court, students and alumni from both universities will put aside their rivalry and come together to support the Darfur Dream Team’s Sister Schools Program ...
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Darfur Dream Team Scores 95 New Schools

The recent media buzz about the Darfur Dream Team has had a considerable impact on the Team’s Sister Schools Program, with new U.S. schools signing up nearly every day to be paired with schools in Darfuri refugee camps ...
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Darfur Dream Team on The Rachel Maddow Show

Darfur Dream Team on The Rachel Maddow Show
Darfur Dream Team Co-founders Tracy McGrady and John Prendergast are expected to appear on The Rachel Maddow Show airing tonight at 9 p.m. EST ...
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An Apology

One of the things that is important to us here at Enough is to acknowledge when we make a mistake, and with the help of the blogosphere we often get some help in this regard. A recent blog post I wrote about distributing some basketball jerseys in the Djabal refugee camp in Chad was flagged by Alanna Shakih as violating some basic principles of good humanitarian practice. I agree. The t-shirt distribution was not well thought out, and I should have better consulted with area relief experts before undertaking something such as this. In hindsight, we should have worked more ...
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Mubarak’s Lesson from the Front Lines

Mubarak's Lesson from the Front Lines
As the coordinator for Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools program, Stella recently traveled to eastern Chad with Enough senior advisor Omer Ismail to conduct a rapid assessment in Djabal and Goz Amer, twin refugee camps located near the town of Goz Beida in eastern Chad. The information and testimonies they collected will be used to raise awareness about the plight of Darfuri refugees and devise the best ways for engaging with the students in the camps through the Sister Schools program. On our first day in Djabal, we organized a meeting at the Centre de Jeunes, or Youth Center. With ...
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NY Knicks Jerseys: A Hot Commodity in Djabal Refugee Camp

NY Knicks Jerseys: A Hot Commodity in Djabal Refugee Camp
As the coordinator for Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools program, Stella recently traveled to eastern Chad with Enough senior advisor Omer Ismail to conduct a rapid assessment in Djabal and Goz Amer, twin refugee camps located near the town of Goz Beida in eastern Chad. The information and testimonies they collected will be used to raise awareness about the plight of Darfuri refugees and devise the best ways for engaging with the students in the camps through the Sister Schools program. UPDATE: Please see An Apology, dated July 13. Rows of eager faces strained to see what was causing such ...
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Sobering Statistics from the Darfuri Refugee Camps

Sobering Statistics from the Darfuri Refugee Camps
As the coordinator for Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools program, I recently traveled to eastern Chad with Enough senior advisor Omer Ismail to conduct a rapid assessment in Djabal and Goz Amer, twin refugee camps located near the town of Goz Beida in eastern Chad. We spoke to Darfuri refugee populations, including sheiks, elders, parents, and youth, about the life and conditions in the camps. We also had in-depth discussions about the humanitarian emergency needs in the refugee camps with U.N. officials and various non-governmental organizations such as INTERSOS, Jesuit Refugee Service, or JRS, Oxfam Intermon, and HAIS, the Hebrew ...
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Students Put Talent to Use for Sister Schools Program

Students Put Talent to Use for Sister Schools Program
At the end of May, the STAND chapter of Harwich High School in Massachusetts hosted a talent show that no one in attendance will soon forget, and which carried a far broader impact than just providing an evening of entertainment. Harwich students combined activism with talent to present twenty diverse performances, interspersed with information about the conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan. The students impressed the audience with entertaining acts, including poetry recitations, acoustic performances and ballet routines as well as the audience favorite gymnastics routine. The Harwich High School STAND chapter used the talent show to raise awareness ...
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Darfur Dream Team on ESPN

In case you missed it, ESPN’s Sports Center featured the Darfur Dream Team’s Sister Schools Program in a special segment last night. Basketball star Tracy McGrady of the Houston Rockets and Enough’s Omer Ismail and John Prendergast were shown in footage from their trip together to eastern Chad. The ESPN feature is first major television segment focused on the Darfur Dream Team’s Sister Schools Program. The piece will re-air on this morning’s Sports Center. The Darfur Dream Team is a dynamic partnership of organizations and professional basketball players working together on the Sister Schools Program, an initiative to connect American ...
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