International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

Sudan Sunrise

Fairfax, VA

Mission

Sudan Sunrise works with individuals from diverse religious backgrounds and identities facilitating reconciliation efforts to ensure lasting peace in Sudan and South Sudan.

Ruling Year

2006

Executive Director

Thomas M. Prichard

Main Address

10508 James Wren Way

Fairfax, VA 22030 USA

Keywords

Human Rights Darfur South Sudan Refugees Reconciliation Africa Education

EIN

20-4239298

 Number

5574339007

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

International Human Rights (Q70)

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Our programs

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Southern Sudan Community Building

Peace through Education: Supporting Schools in Sudan

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Our Results

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Number of children reached with a meal each school day

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

Peace through Education: Supporting Schools in Sudan

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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Objectives and Priorities

2015
Mission Focus: Reconciliation
- Objective: Partner with at least 2 groups on events or initiatives that foster reconciliation for Sudanese and/or South Sudanese, whether across religions, tribes, or other grouping. (Examples: Jonglei Peace Initiative, Annual Nuba Day)
- Objective: Fundraise, plan, and gain approval for second Reconciliation Church project.
Mission Focus: Education
- Objective: Deliver 28,000 donated US textbooks to South Sudan.
- Objective: Provide funding for guarding and preparing World Food Programme school lunches at 4 schools, serving approximately 2000 students.
- Objective: Identify 5th school to receive aid in school lunch program.
Mission Focus: Community Building
- Objective: Support one project that fills a community need for basic necessities such as food, water, shelter, or safety, or that provides community resources such as media access. (Examples: well in Shirikat, Daniel Deng's radio station, Small World News)
- Objective: Partner with Nuba Youth, or other comparable organization, to supply necessary resources to an identified population in Sudan or South Sudan.

2016
Mission Focus: Reconciliation
- Objective: Partner with at least 2 groups on events or initiatives that foster reconciliation for Sudanese and/or South Sudanese, whether across religions, tribes, or other grouping. (Examples: Jonglei Peace Initiative, Annual Nuba Day)
- Objective: Complete construction of second Reconciliation Church, with Muslims leading construction efforts.
Mission Focus: Education
- Objective: Deliver 28,000 donated US textbooks to South Sudan.
- Objective: Provide funding for guarding and preparing World Food Programme school lunches at 5 schools, serving approximately 3000 students.
Mission Focus: Community Building
- Objective: Support one project that fills a community need for basic necessities such as food and water

For the period 2014-2016, we will employee an enhanced communication strategy utilizing social media and eTapestry to connect with and maintain our donor base.

Our staff will utilize various professional development opportunities offered by Blackbaud and other organizations.

In addition, we will enhance regular communication with representatives in the field in Africa and support annual trips by at least one staff representative to the field.

Our organization has strong credibility in the Sudanese community, along with a solid reputation in the United States. Under the capable leadership of our Board, we have developed several important partnerships both nationally and internationally.

We hold a valid OFAC license, and have proven our ability to serve as fiscal sponsors on grants in country.

We have received endorsements from the late Manute Bol, former President George Bush, and George Stephanopoulos.

Mission Focus: Reconciliation
Goal: Partner with at least 2 groups on events or initiatives that foster reconciliation for Sudanese and/or South Sudanese, whether across religions, tribes, or other grouping (eg. Torit Cathedral Project and Tribal reconciliation/cooperation effort on school-building).
Indicators:
o Two partners identified by April 2016.
Goal: Support Rudwan Dawod and young Muslims to complete the construction or rehabilitation of a church in Torit, South Sudan.
Indicators:
o Approval for partnership with the Catholic Church by April 2016.
o Trip to confirm logistics by May 2016.
o Construction to begin by October 2016.

Mission Focus: Education
Goal: Continue to provide funding for guarding and preparing World Food Programme school lunches at 3 additional schools, serving approximately 2000 students in Diko Boma, Wuntho and Jambo.
Indicators:
o At least $15,000 in fundraising for lunches in the fiscal year of 2016.
o Funds delivered to schools monthly throughout 2016.

Mission Focus: Community Building
Goal: Support one project that fills a community need for basic necessities such as food, water, shelter, or safety, or that provides community resources such as media access. (Examples: one well in Wuntho, Daniel Deng's radio station, Daniel Deng and Abraham Nhiel reconciliation efforts for Sudanese in refugee camps in Kenya and Uganda)
Indicators:
o Specific project need identified by March 2016.
o Fundraising and planning completed by June 2016.

Weaknesses we would like to address in the near future:
Social media presence
Monitoring capacity
Fiscal procedures manual
Small staff
Lack of capacity to absorb volunteers
Marketing
Lack of crowd funding
Inconsistent presence in DC
Website
Succession planning

Opportunities for development:
Interns
Volunteers
Jonglei state
National Council for International Visitors
Sudanese-American community
Books from US school systems switching to electronic texts
Local dinners/networking
10th Anniversary: A Decade of Service

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

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Disability

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