is a voluntary youth activity that aims to develop the education and educational environment in Sudan.
Development of education and the learning environment in all parts of Sudan through stimulating and moving the community itself and all classes of the society to pay attention to this issue and work for it, Education without Borders is aimed not only to implement the activities, but to implement them with the help of the whole society, individuals, and institutions. Education Without Borders aims to grow and expand to become as the size of the Sudanese community in which it will be integrated , dissolved and then disappear completely, leaving behind a society interested in education as a necessity urgent always and ever ...
EWB is the movement of a social change...
This project began after a discussion between a young man and woman from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Khartoum. The debate was about the education and the difficulties and our role as a youth in developing it.
After that a group has been created in the Facebook to support the idea… That was in January 2011.
Re distributing the old school books and the school tools:
At the start there were five active members from Engineering and Economics faculties at the University of Khartoum. Our goal was to collect 1000 school books and re-distribute them to schools in need. We also contacted a large number of schools and neighborhoods and families and friends. In a short period to time “from February up to May” we were able to collect more than 5000 school books, lots of school tools e.g. pencils, chalks… etc. we react those aids in schools of 8 different areas of Sudan. Those areas were:
- northern State
- The state of northern kordofan
- Khartoum state.
- Aljazeerah state
- White Nile state
- regions of Almoglad and Abyei
- Red sea state
- state of River Nile
After finishing the operation of re-distributing the school books in June 2011. Some members suggested that we should go to school and rebuild it by ourselves.
On Friday 1st of July we went to Dar Elargm School in the camps land in Suba and Elsabeel School in Alsameer village at Elkamlien Locality.
We were 28 volunteers. We divided our self in two teams.
Ten of us in Al arqam School and the rest went to Alsabeel School.
Before the sun set, the two teams finished building new black boards, painting the indoor classes and about 50% of out door due the weak budget.
After uploading the photos of that day on Facebook. The excitation of the youth increased incredibly. In less than 5 days we were able to collect 800 Sudanese Pounds and we went back again to the Alsameer school to complete the work. That was 8th july after one week from the first visit. This time we were 64 members. In only 5 hours we complete the whole work except for the outdoor fence –due to technical issues- and we planted 45 tree inside the school and we maintained 50 benches.
The Therapeutic Day
On Tuesday the 5th (between the two visits) we were able to organize a fully therapeutic day to the whole students of Alargam School.
Alribat University helped by providing medical lab equipment and volunteers of the laboratories College.
A unit of 6 doctors from the Omdurman hospital volunteered . And pharmacists and a dentist also volunteered.
By the end of the day the 135 students were medically examined and provided with needed medicines and vaccines.
Basmati fi Rasmati “My smile in my drawing” Exhibition:
From the Tuesday 26th of July up to 28th of July .. EWB group organized Basmati fi Rasmati “My smile in my drawing” Exhibition. It lasted for 3 days. The exhibition contained 400 of the students of the basic level drawings. The drawings were made by students from the Alsabeel School at the Alsamir village and Alqouaz and alhofra School next to Alailafon area. It also contained 200 photos of Education without Borders volunteers during their field work.
The main goal was to introduce EWB project to the society.
The exhibition succeeded more than what we imagined. The visitors exceeded 1500 visitors from youth, governmental and private organizations, and businessmen.
It was also covered by number of local and global media views “Alrabaa Radio, MBC, Aljazeera, Alshorouq and Zoal T.V”.
And the group also financially benefits from selling the children drawings in an auction.
From September 2011 and for the next year
This project aims to adopt 4 basic schools in Khartoum state. These schools should be in the middle of neighborhoods and the buildings of the schools should be in a good condition. Our main effort should be in the academically ,cultural side.
the volunteers will teach and revise the lessons with the students of adopted schools. Extra effort will be made with the 8th grade to prepare them for the exams. And the group will concentrate on the English language for different grades.
Here we will create a small school library. This library will be created under the supervision of experts in educational psychology and experts in the necessary different related fields
This library will contain a quantity of miscellaneous books in both Arabic and English. According to a thoughtful specific program and will be the «integration» between Student, school administration, the parents and the library people.
According to a particular system, take into account the level of the student year, students will be taken with them home a book from the library.to read it, summarized in the form of a report, presented to their colleagues and discuss it all.
Also in this aspect we will be working on highlighting and encourage the different talents in the students, for example: theater, music, rhetoric and writing,
Also talent in the scientific aspects such as: mathematics.
According to a carefully considered program, this talent will be concern of and to ensure that it will be refined.
This side is somehow broad. Designed primarily to instill some values in the hearts of the students from an early age. For example: the establishment of periodic elections for the formation of the Students Council.
This will enhance and activate the students the concept of democracy, healthy competition and the ability to argue the logical art of public speaking
The Rural proliferation Project:
In this project we will work in 30 different schools. These schools must be located outside the state of Khartoum or in peripheral rural areas. We will rely on the way «hit-and-go» or Hit & Run. We will go to schools in the form of very short visits. Most of the effort will be in the refurbishment and rehabilitation of the school. And will be accompanied by a special effort to reduce school drop-outs.
In this project,
We will try to work on moving the staff of the human in the work area. That way,,, we will ensure that there is in that area whom is interest and experience in the rehabilitation of the school.
This is the biggest project in «Education without Borders» and the most ambitious of them all. Aims to promote spread of the Arabic language in the net,,, to provide the students of universities and institutes of higher education and all those interested with information extremely modern and promote a culture of scientific research. We will Translation of 100 academic seminars in different areas.
Now we will begin studies related to the fields «medicine, economics, engineering». These studies will be selected carefully so that
Be modern «not exceeding two years» and issued by a university or a prestigious scientific institution. At present, we will translate these studies from English to Arabic,,,
In the future we may translate from any language to Arabic.
After completion of translation studies, will be given to university professors for review, then we will provide the university libraries free copy of the study
In both, English and Arabic, as we will upload on the net for free.
Now, and after about 10 months of our start, after about 10 months of first meeting for The founders under a tree at the University of Khartoum, «Education Without Borders» take its first real steps towards integration into the society.
With more than 2400 young men and women believe in our goals. And the rapid increase of our membership, we began formally the process of «soluble» in the community.
“Education without Borders” depends on a system of decentralized action to achieve their objectives.
Before Begin to work in any school, we contacted the local community surrounding the activation to Work with us in the process known as the «integration». ....This way, we guarantee a team of «Education without Borders » from the region's youth to continue the development of education and the environment in his area by theme self, and confined to help us in the future operations by logistical and technical support.
And that same team is ready to participate in the process of developing a new neighboring area if The need called, and so on.
And will increase the rate of diffusion of «Education without Borders» little by little, and, after Certain period of time, the teams of «Education Without Borders» will cover different large areas with densities high population. And facilitate the dissemination of ideas and programs to the community by these local teams.
Education without Borders
Is a purely youth effort.........
Only a group of young people have vigilant conscience and a desire to build a better future for all of us.
All programs that had been implemented and in the process of implementation is a result of our discussions and thoughts.
Even the financing of these programs has been through self-support only.
Although the majority of us are still just students in universities, recent graduates or new employees in various disciplines..... But
We are supporting these programs through our own individual contributions As much as possible for all of us.
The idea is as long as we believe in something, we can Implemented it on the ground even if we don't have the reasonable financial resources.