Monday, November 3, 2008

In DC, in Darfur, Tents of Hope

Our friend Susan of Darfur Peace & Development Organization (DPDO) visited some of DPDO's schools on her trip to Darfur this past May (2008). It never ceases to amaze how resilient these kids are, going to school under such appalling circumstances. These little folks are students at DPDO's Mastaria School of Peace in North Darfur.

DPDO is partnering with Tents of Hope for a three-day event for Darfur on the National Mall (& a few other venues), November 7-9 in Washington, DC. This is another reminder that if you are in town, we'd love to meet you. Go here for an updated list of activities. The painted tents, by groups all over the United States, will be shipped to Darfur to serve as schoolrooms until permanent buildings can be constructed (or in some cases, reconstructed). If you can't come, you can still visit the links & participate in some ways. Updates through next weekend.

There will be a vigil outside the Sudanese Embassy on Friday, 7 November 2008. Details soon.

photo by Susan Burgess-Lent/DPDO/all rights reserved