I first came to Korea as an invited observer, and representitive of Sudan in the 14 th IOI. After the World cup…Amazed by dynamicity of the Country (Bally Bally style), volunteerism , etc… • Read about the Korean modern history….found similarities… • I’m here to learn…how to develop my country… bottom-up approach . • Since my country successive governments failed to do it , top-down approach!
“ When we reject the single story, when we realize that there is never a single story about any place, we regain a kind of paradise.” (Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story TEDGlobal 2009) To explain the present without recognizing the past can distort the explanation (Rothe, J., 2000).
Sudan is 10 times the size of the United Kingdom, 4.5 times the size of France; it is the
largest country in Africa!
Massive Taharqa statue discovered deep in Sudan Kings 19:9 9 Quote: Now Sennacherib received a report that Tirhakah, the Cushitea [a] king of Egypt , was marching out to fight against him. So he again sent messengers to Hezekiah with this word:
Anglo-Egyptian Condominium Rule (Sept. 2, 1898 – Jan. 1, 1956) Governor’s flag Joint UK flag Jan 19, 1899 to Jan 1, 1956 Joint Egypt flag Source
What Happened during this period? 1956-1970 Nile-Desert-Forest Country Deceleration Excluded some people! 1970-present called the pan-Arab colors 1956 Sudan peaceful independence from British-Egypto
2.5 million people have perished due to war and natural disasters 70% of the population has been displaced during the war Women together with children account for over 80% of those displaced Influx of refugees to other countries Disintegration of the family unit (SRRA, 1996, p.23) Different forms of violence against women intensively increased Negative economic and social impact Education and health services were early casualties of conflict Destruction of infrastructure
Military coup ! 3 times~ 43 years/54 years! Effects of the War on the civil society in the S. Sudan
Creation of Network of different institutions (Gov, Uni. NGO,etc…) to bring OLPC to Sudan 13-2-2011 Presentation about One Laptop Per Child, Office of Minister of Education, Dr. Farah Mustafa Abdullah