Today, Enough and its partners in the Darfur Dream Team launched the Darfur Dream Team’s Sister Schools Program. The idea for the program was hatched during Houston Rockets star Tracy McGrady’s trip to Darfuri refugee camps in eastern Chad with Enough’s John Prendergast and Omer Ismail, where he witnessed firsthand the deplorable state of life in refugee camps and heard the refugees’ grave stories.
When Tracy asked refugees what they needed and what message they wanted him to carry back to the American people, they continually responded that what they needed most was education for their children. The refugees said education is their major source of hope for the future. Parents believe that education will allow this young generation of Darfuris – their children – to return home to Sudan and build a more peaceful Darfur.
The Darfur Dream Team’s Sister Schools Program will link American middle schools, high schools and universities with schools in the Darfuri refugee camps in eastern Chad. The schools will exchange letters, pictures, and video blogs. As the connections between the schools grow, the American students will be able to raise funds to help provide Darfuri refugee children with everything they will need for a productive and meaningful school experience.
We hope that you will join us to become part of this amazing cause. We have the opportunity to assist Darfuri refugees in a substantial and immediate way, while forging extraordinary global connections. Visit www.darfurdreamteam.org to sign up or to learn more about The Darfur Dream Team’s Sister Schools Program.