How to Help Sudan

Few people have done as much to raise public awareness of the conflicts and the consequences of the conflicts on the most vulnerable in Sudan than actor George Clooney.

He spoke to TheCommunity.com’s Youth Ambassadors about what elementary and high school kids can do to help the people of Darfur.

School Sponsorships

Do you know an elementary or high school that could be interested in sponsoring a village in Sudan? Are you willing to help make it happen?

As described in the video, sponsorship involves raising money for mosquito nets, school supplies and other basic supplies for the children in villages in Sudan and the refugee camps for the Sudanese in Chad.

Project leaders become Youth Ambassadors for TheCommunity.com and part of an international network of students working to improve the lives of someone in another part of the world. Sponsorships are not bound to a minimum and can be funded by small donations, car washes, bake sales, or other creative fund-raising ideas from students. A little goes a long way.

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Other Ways to Help

The Satellite Sentinel Project

The Satellite Sentinel project is one of the most effective uses of technology and social media to address conflict and humanitarian crisis. Started in 2010 by George Clooney and Enough Project’s Jon Prendergast, the project uses global satellite imagery to detect evidence of atrocities on the ground in Sudan. DigitalGlobe, the project’s partner analyzes images and sounds the alarm at evidence of threats to civilians, bombed and razed villages and other evidence of pending mass violence.

Enough Project mobilizes resources of the ground to verify and produce reports. The reports are then released to the press and policymakers, and a mobile network of activists on social media.

Become a part of this network by following and liking the Satellite Sentinel Project on  Twitter and Facebook.

Women for Women in South Sudan

Women for Women is an extremely effective program that helps women in post-conflict and other areas rebuild their lives and their communities. The effect is powerful.

See what they are doing in South Sudan and consider sponsoring a women.

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