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Title photo and above, street murals in Khartoum, created by Khartoum University art students. See too Mosaics of the City and “A Thousand Faces of Sudan”

Hope, Emily Dickinson famously wrote, “is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.” And hope has never been more needed than in 2020 – this strange, and for many, desperately cruel year. With the wonderful news of a forthcoming Covid 19 vaccine, we are now daring to hope again and we look forward to a return to something like normal life.

This year, our Women’s Education Partnership Festive Season Appeal is dedicated to raising funds to repair four severely flood-damaged elementary schools attended by our supported orphans. The schools are in some of the poorest communities in Khartoum.

We offer the hope of an education to gravely disadvantaged boys and girls by providing learning materials, uniforms, essential classroom furniture and incentives for the hardworking teachers there.

See Rebuilding Hope and From Hardship to Hope Our Orphans Schooling Program for more on our Orphans Elementary Schooling Program.

Below, scenes from some of the schools we support.

As part of Women’s Education Partnership’s appeal, Women’s Literacy Sudan blog writer, Imogen, will be doing a 10-mile sponsored Christmas Day Walk. Could you help us bring a little hope back to communities already so hard hit by poverty, Covid -19 and lack of basic health care and schools?

Your kindness can change lives for these little ones you see above.

Every donation counts. Every donation makes a huge difference.

Just click on the link below to donate quickly and securely. You can donate in any currency, though your bank may charge you a conversion fee for currencies other than dollars and sterling

Video and GPS evidence of the walk completed will be uploaded to this VIrgin Giving Page on Christmas Day.


Above, scenes from our orphans’ elementary schooling program, including the arrival of benches we have supplied to schools lacking desks and seating. We are also working to improve classroom resources such as blackboards and other visual aids.

Above, a wall painting in a Ad-Debba restaurant, seen in early 1980s.

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