Thursday, November 8
7:30PM PAC 001
“Sudan: The Future of Genocide”
Speech by Abraham Awolich, co-director of the New Sudan Education Initiative (NESEI)
Abraham was forced to flee his village in south Sudan when he was 7 years old. He is currently touring the country to tell his personal story and share his vision of education for Sudan. Sudan has the lowest access to primary education in the world (UNICEF 2005). Only 4% of all high school aged children go to secondary school in southern Sudan.
The New Sudan Education Initiative plans to build 20 secondary schools that will encompass community health centers, transition primary schools for girls, community counseling focused on the issue of girls education, extensive income generating projects for self-sustainability, and innovative curriculum development including gender studies, peace studies, and vocational training (www.nesei.org).
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