Education in the Refugee Camps Djabal Camp has 6 schools with 4,048 students Goz Amer Camp has 6 schools with 6,898 students Teacher to Student ratio is 1:60 or greater Higher attrition rates for girls than boys General lack of adequate classrooms, books, notebooks, desks, chairs, and education materials Improvements to latrines, buildings, and campuses greatly needed Only three female teachers between the two camps
Darfur Dream Team Mission ① Provide a quality education to every refugee child from Darfur ② Develop personal connections between students from Darfur and the United States that promote mutual understandingThe Darfur Dream Team is a dynamic partnership oforganizations and professional basketball players workingtogether on the Sister Schools Program, an initiative linkingAmerican middle schools, high schools and universities withschools in 12 Darfuri refugee camps in eastern Chad.
&Our technology and new social networkcan connect isolated populations indangerous and remote places with peoplearound the world willing and able to help,creating mutually beneficial relationshipsand a new culture of participation.
“Hello my friends. I hope you are well. I want to tell you that we haddistributed certificates to the students yesterday so we finished our schoolyear and also we are very proud of our results of our school because weget good mark in this year. OBAMA school is the best one this year. Itsdegree was 86 percent and also about other schools also their results arevery good. So many students went to the farms to help their parents andsome of them are decided to study English classes. Your friendABDULLAZIZ” -Abdullaziz, Djabal Teacher and CommKit Coordinator (via CommKit)“I think what really struck a chord with us was the realization that thestudents were similar to us in most respects - we were all just teens.Suddenly, our class was overflowing with ideas of how to instill hope in thehearts of our refugee comrades. They became a daily conversationtopic, our discussions circulating in and out of the classroom. We wereinspired, educating our parents, friends, and teachers. I know for a fact thatthis project took hold of us in a much deeper way than we ever expected.Darfur has become a part of our lives and will be forever more.” -Daneila Grinblatt, excerpt from Brentwood School Magazine 2011 Issue
First Year ImpactsMore than 260 U.S. schools in 41 states have signed up for the program $293,000 implemented in 2010-2011 in Camp Djabal 18 new teachers added, for a total of 116 Teacher to Student ratio is now 1:35 Established student/teacher/parent committees Implementation of certified Level 8 testing Training on child protection for teachers School and educational supplies delivered for all classrooms New buildings constructed & desks/chairs delivered Fences and school security guards in place Creation of school clubs for girls