A child awakens in the morning by the ray of light that pierces through the humble abode they live in. As they sit up from their bed, and the smell of the cool morning dew brushes their nose, they realize that it was here in Sudan, in the Shegerab Refugee Camp that they finished their Elementary school education. And for that period of time, they were not just refugees, they were students. But today, without a secondary school, they assume their identity as a refugee. Going through the motions of life trying to find their path and their place in this world.
Desiring to keep the dreams of these young children alive, ARAHA stepped in and took on the large task of making sure these very children keep their identity as students. With the support of our donors and partners, We built the first high school in Shegerab Refugee Camp. In a camp that has been around for over 30 years, this was a huge milestone for the community. Understanding that women are the backbones of society, we initially opened the door to educating girls first. In time as we grew, we were able to expand and accommodate boys as well.
Ever since its inception, the school was blessed to have over 300 students graduating—several of them bound for college—it has become a cornerstone of this humble community in Sudan.
To further assist these students we are working to provide college scholarships for as many graduates as we can. To make this happen, we are campaigning to raise over $50,000 to cover the cost. If you choose to give, the impact of your gift will not be temporary; it will be a lasting donation that will serve the Shegerab community for many generations, and kids can grow up to be more than refugees.