27
Dec

0

Fighting Early Marriage

A girl under 18 is forced into an early marriage every two seconds. In first-world countries, these practices are unlawful and transgressors are punished with hefty jail sentences. In these countries, child marriage is not only illegal, but repudiated as perverse and immoral, and considered a form of sexual child abuse. However, in many third-world […]

27
Dec

0

How PESS allocates its funds

With the funds collected at the first annual Ski 4 Change Benefit Ski Race, Project Education South Sudan (PESS) has continued constructing primary schools in three villages in rural Jonglei, South Sudan. When Jonglei began experiencing tribal conflict in 2013-2014, over 3,000 students were forced to discontinue school. However, as relative peace has returned, the […]

11
Nov

0

Sudan Air Crash

Recent news in South Sudan covers the crash of an aircraft near the Juba airport, killing at least 36 people in its wake. Plane crashes are events that tend to generate more international news, meaning the eye of the public is once again turned on the continuing situation in South Sudan. Below is an excerpt […]

11
Nov

0

George Clooney & South Sudan

South Sudan has been in and out of the news over the past few years, sometimes in articles about humanitarian relief efforts, but more often than not about unfortunate and dire circumstances the people there are subject to. Although a wide range of efforts and heavily sponsored trips have been made, little has been accomplished […]

19
Jul

0

Civil War Breaks out (Part 2)

Although the seeds of the second civil war were planted as early as the 1970s, the conflict lasted from 1983-2005. In the late 1970s, the north repeatedly violated the Addis Ababa Agreement, which generated turmoil in the south. In May 1983, ex-Anyanya troops were attacked when they refused to transfer to the north. The battalion […]

27
Mar

0

Education Statistics in South Sudan

One of the main goals of our charity is raising awareness, as well as raising funds to benefit education initiatives in South Sudan. The state of education in South Sudan leaves much to be desired for both young people and older adults in search of a brighter future. We did some research on education statistics […]

13
Mar

0

Busy days!

After several months of constant work done by everyone at our charity, including our fantastic and dedicated volunteers, we are pleased to announce several great updates for the month of March. First, we were able to successfully organize an event in which we teamed up with members of a university ski team to provide free […]

11
Mar

0

Essay Contest (update)

Well, it has been a couple months now and we have had some great turnout for our recent event, Catching Air: A Ski Day Benefitting By the Hand. The event was an essay contest to help make skiing more inclusive and less elitist. The prize for the top 15 essay writers is an amazing experience […]

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