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Local partner:The Canossian foundation in Khartoum.
Duration:1 year

Background: The war in Darfur has caused hundreds of thousands to flee their homes and seek refuge in the outskirts of Sudan’s capital, Khartoum. The refugee camps at Jabarona are the most grossly over-crowded. The Obeid refugee camps have increased in resident population from 100,000 to 800,000 people as a result of the conflict. The areas selected have in common the lack of infrastructure for schools and inadequate medical attention. The grave lack of nutrition, sanitary conditions and education prove most challenging to the young.

Objective: To provide teacher training that focuses on reducing the high rates of malnutrition and illiteracy among children of all ethnic backgrounds—building bridges between Muslims and Christians in the area- thus improving the quality of life for all. This basic teacher enrichment program will give many young refugees between 2 and 13 years of age at least a fighting chance to improve their lives in spite of such serious social deprivations in early childhood

-300 Teachers who participate in the formation courses.
-100 Children of ages from 2-13 of mixed ethnicity from the refugee camps of Jabarona.
-120 Children of ages between 5 and 14 from diferent ethnicities from the Obeid.