We’ve brought you video clips from the visit to the Darfuri refugee camps that led to the creation of the Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools program and blog posts by Houston Rockets star Tracy McGrady whose vision for the program made it happen. Now, Hulu brings you the full-length documentary, 3 Points, and to mark the occasion, this interview with T-Mac on the Hulu blog.
In 2007, McGrady and his traveling companions, Enough’s John Prendergast and Omer Ismail, met with refugees who have lived in camps in eastern Chad for six years, ever since violence in Darfur forced them from their homes. The film’s title refers to the three components necessary for the refugees to return home: peace, protection, and punishment. The refugees with whom T-Mac, Prendergast, and Ismail met expressed a desire for an end to widespread conflict in Darfur, a guarantee of protection from attacks by the Sudanese government and Janjaweed militias, and justice for Darfur’s victims.
At the same time, they articulated the need for a quality education in the camps, which inspired the launch of the Darfur Dream Team’s Sister Schools Program. The Darfur Dream Team is a dynamic partnership of organizations and professional basketball players working together on the Sister Schools Program, an initiative linking American middle schools, high schools, and universities with schools in 12 Darfuri refugee camps in eastern Chad.
To learn more about the Sister Schools Program and find out how your school can join, visit DarfurDreamTeam.org.