The Enough Project: Basketball Star Tracy McGrady Funds School Serving Darfuri Refugee Children
The U.N. World Refugee Day seeks to call attention to the plight of millions of refugees around the world with its theme, “Real People, Real Needs.” More than 250,000 people have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in
McGrady’s donation will support the Ocampo School in Djabal camp, located in southeastern
“I’m thrilled to join all of these U.S. schools in the effort to raise money so that students in the Darfuri refugee camps will have better facilities, teachers, and more supplies,” said McGrady, who visited schools in the Djabal refugee camp during a trip to
The Darfur Dream Team partners include the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR);
The program aims to improve the education of Darfuri students living in camps, through the construction and rehabilitation of school buildings, teacher training, and provision of sports equipment and other school supplies; and to foster cross-cultural relationships and mutual understanding between American and Darfuri refugee students through letter exchanges and video blogging.
The Sister Schools Program’s web site, www.darfurdreamteam.org, includes an itemized registry that allows schools, basketball players and their teams, companies, and the general public to see the resources and supplies needed by Darfuri refugee camp schools and donate toward items of their choice. Items needed range from textbooks to teacher training to sports equipment; individuals can even donate toward the actual construction of school buildings in the camps.
The Darfur Dream Team’s Sister Schools Program links American middle schools, high schools, and universities with schools in the Darfuri refugee camps in eastern
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