Can you imagine not having soap or safe water during this time?
My name is Mari Malek. I am a former refugee from South Sudan and the founder of Stand for Education, a 501 (c)(3) charity organization dedicated to providing access to education to underprivileged children living in conflict affected areas, and empowering women and girls in South Sudan and abroad.
I started this fundraiser to support the people of my country, South Sudan during these hard times, with the COVID19 affecting daily lives everywhere.
South Sudan is the youngest country in the nation, already faced with conflict, famine and poverty, and now, another crisis, COVID19. CNN has just confirmed that South Sudan only has four ventilators and 24 ICU beds for a population of 12 million. THAT'S ONE VENTIALTOR PER THREE MILLION PEOPLE.
In South Sudan, a lack of education is one of the main issues. Having access to information such as how to prevent COVID19 from spreading is inaccessible, as well as a lack of access to internet and media. Having access to information is a privilege. There needs to be more awareness.
HUNGER is looming and that is a major issue people are facing right now. Workers already typically make a low wage to support day to day life and kids who attend school no longer have a safe space like school due to quarantine. School is a place where they get their daily meals and their safe space.
Many children and families are already vulnerable and underprivileged . This pandemic adds more stress to people’s work and home lives . I need you to assist me in helping vulnerable communities especially children and the elderly to protect them during these hard times and help communities understand the safety precautions that they need to take to ensure everyone’s health and safety.
I want to use donations to supply much needed emergency items such as, soap, buckets water purification tablets, masks, food, and other necesary items. We will also provide hand sanitizer , and feminine products to women and girls in need.
By donating $60 we can supply a month worth of all items needed, including food. Or you can donate what you can, anything is appreciated. Please visit our website www.standforecuation.com for more info or to donate directly. All donations are tax deductible.
Stand for Education, Inc.