Later this month, my wife and I with be traveling to Africa (Sudan to be exact) to help in the completion of a school and housing in the village of Atiaba and Akot. Sudan is one of the poorest nations in the world and since the beginning of Sudan's civil war in 1983, the people of southern Sudan have been denied an education. As a result, southern Sudan has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world: only 20% of its people can read. Hope for Humanity is committed to the development of the future leaders of southern Sudan through providing educational opportunities. The school opened today (well 1am our time) for their first classes. Class size will be limited to 25 students per class. The school will open with only ninth grade and add another level each year until the school is full at the end of four years. The civil unrest in Sudan is wreaking havoc on the region but through efforts to educate the youth, we empower the people to become self sufficient, productive members of society who can in turn pass along what has been given to them. ……wish me luck…I’ll say hi to Simba and Mufasa, from the Lion King, for you all while I’m there.
For more info please visit a great mission Hope For Humanity http://hopeforhumanityinc.org/mission.html
Monday, May 5, 2008
Posted by Jody L. Wilcox at 9:14 AM