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  1. 1. By: Xitlaly Garcia
  2. 2. Mission Our mission is to raise public awareness and mobilize a massive response to establish a lasting and just peace in all of the atrocities in Sudan's western region of Darfur.
  3. 3. About the Foundation <ul><li>The Save Darfur Foundation was formed as a response to a rebellion in 2003 of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and its allied militia, known as the Janjaweed. They launched a campaign of destruction against the civilian population of ethnic groups identified with the rebels. They wiped out entire villages, destroyed food and water supplies, stole livestock and systematically murdered, tortured and raped civilians. The Sudanese government's genocidal, scorched earth campaign has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives through direct violence, disease and starvation. They still, to this day, continue to destabilize the region. Millions have fled their homes and live in dangerous camps in Darfur, and hundreds of thousands are refugees in neighboring Chad. Violence continues today. Ultimately, the fate of the Darfuri people depends on establishing a lasting and just peace in all of Sudan and in the region. Based on Sudan’s behavior over the past few years, it’s became clear that unless the international community imposes additional political costs for Omar al-Bashir, his government will continue to destroy. This foundation was formed to mobilize a salient response to the atrocities in Darfur. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Goals <ul><li>End violence against citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate adequate and unhindered humanitarian aid </li></ul><ul><li>Establish conditions for the safe and voluntary return of displaced people to their homes </li></ul><ul><li>Promote long-term sustainable development of Darfur </li></ul><ul><li>Hold the perpetrators accountable </li></ul>
  5. 5. Inputs <ul><li>Resources needed to run the program consist of: </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Donations </li></ul><ul><li>Local Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Event </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraisers </li></ul><ul><li>Protests </li></ul>
  6. 6. Process <ul><li>The programs are carried out by : </li></ul><ul><li>Running fundraisers to gather donations </li></ul><ul><li>Forming local groups in our communities </li></ul><ul><li>Hosting events to talk about Darfur and raise a substantive amount of awareness of the crisis </li></ul><ul><li>Holding conferences and meetings to elect officials to help end the crisis and work towards peace </li></ul><ul><li>Posting blogs, websites, and resource pages to educate people about Darfur and learn how one can support the cause </li></ul><ul><li>Making shirts and products to support the cause so people can buy and support </li></ul><ul><li>Word of mouth knowledge about our foundation </li></ul>
  7. 7. Outputs <ul><li>About 1,000,000+ members have joined the Save Darfur online advocacy movement. </li></ul><ul><li>Around 3,500,000+ men, women, and children in the Darfur region are reliant on our humanitarian aid. </li></ul><ul><li>130,000,000 people are represented by the coalition’s more than 190 member organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>More than millions of unified voices worldwide. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Outcomes <ul><li>Secured hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. funding for peacekeeping and diplomatic efforts in Darfur </li></ul><ul><li>Joint statement on Darfur from then-Sen. Obama, Clinton, and Sen. McCain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First presidential candidate foreign policy joint statement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Empowers activists to hold President Obama and his administration accountable for his promises </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Organization of the Arab Coalition for Darfur </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First international coalition of Arab NGOs working together to press their governments for strong, positive action on Darfur </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Outcomes Cont. <ul><li>$257 million for the United Nations </li></ul><ul><li> peacekeeping mission in Sudan (UNMIS) </li></ul><ul><li>$512 million for the joint UN-AU peacekeeping force in Darfur (UNAMID) </li></ul><ul><li>$44 million to train and equip African militaries up to UN standards so that they can deploy as part of UNAMID </li></ul><ul><li>$296 million for Economic Support Funds for development, governance and security in Sudan </li></ul>
  10. 11. Community Needs <ul><li>Extreme need for public awareness for Save Darfur foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Together as a community we can respond to the genocide by dissipating the word and donating for the cause. </li></ul><ul><li>Community can get involved by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>visiting the Save Darfur organization online and joining the movement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>visit the “Save Darfur Coalition: Creative Community” which is dedicated to highlighting the work of artists in the U.S. and around the world who have used their talents to raise awareness about Darfur. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a donation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Host an event in your community with family and friends </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. The Shuttleworth Foundation Durbanville, South Africa <ul><li>The Shuttleworth Foundation’s mission is to create an open knowledge in society, both in South Africa and all around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>They support exceptional people to change the world in extraordinary ways and give them a fellowship grant to do so. </li></ul><ul><li>Their work is inspired by the idea that it is people who can change the world for the better and are looking for social innovators who seek support in a worldwide change. </li></ul><ul><li>They believe that collaboration and discourse strengthens any initiative by sharing ideas and resources. </li></ul>
  12. 14. Links to Critical Thinking, Critical Action, and Critical Reading <ul><li>The Save Darfur organization has to gather information and facts about the issues going on in Darfur to explain them to the public to raise awareness. </li></ul><ul><li>We also have to construct conferences and meetings to organize fundraisers and events to sponsor our foundation. </li></ul><ul><li>We encourage individuals worldwide to take informed action against the unjust cruelties in Darfur and to be open to ideas on how to put a stop to it. </li></ul><ul><li>We are determined to explicate the proper steps needed to make a definite change. </li></ul>
  13. 15. Together we can make the change….