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1. Research and read about South Sudan to educate yourself on its history, current events and how you can get involved.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14095300 – Timeline of Sudan and South Sudan http://www.waterforsouthsudan.org/ (clean water) http://www.waterisbasic.org/ (clean water) http://www.makewaypartners.org/anti-trafficking-network.html (orphan care and human trafficking) http://www.makewaypartners.org/HFS.html (orphan care and human trafficking)

http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6149699/k.B848/Africa.htm (choose South Sudan for history and human needs)

http://www.icarda.org/docrep/RReports/Poverty_assessment/2_Southern_Sudan.pdf (South Sudan history and current assessment pdf)

http://www.international-alert.org/sites/default/files/publications/201202SouthSudanLoRes_FINAL.pdf (comprehensive peace in South Sudan pdf)

http://www.seedeffect.org/ (economic opportunity)

2. Watch Videos*

 *The videos cited above are for informational perusal only. They do not always represent the opinions of Sister Effect and may contain some material that does not reflect complete information up to the year 2012.

3. Sign up for email updates from Sister Effect to stay informed about current issues and opportunities in South Sudan

4. Seek out teachers, professors and additional books/resources that offer information about about South Sudan.

Also feel free to contact the Sister Effect team at bettertogether@sistereffect.org.

5. Seek out professors or teachers who might be able to share their knowledge of South Sudan with you.

Also feel free to contact the Sister Effect team at bettertogether@sistereffect.org.



1. Meet with friends over coffee and share what you’ve learned. Help them care about our sisters in South Sudan too!

2. “Like” the Sister Effect page on Facebook

3. Follow Sister Effect on Twitter (@sistereffect) to stay updated on our work with women and girls – and other current events – in South Sudan

4. Visit the Sister Effect website (www.sistereffect.org) to see how other members of the Sister Effect community are “doing their thing” to come alongside sisters in South Sudan (http://sistereffect.org/sister-effect-community/.

Take Action:

1. With a sponsor’s help, start a Sister Effect club at your school. Your club can plan events to share the story of South Sudan and to help organize the kids at your school to “do their thing” to help the women of South Sudan.

2. Check out the Sister Effect website for examples of student members of the Sister Effect community “doing their thing.” Some ideas include planning a bake sale, making and selling crafts, planning a car wash or a volleyball tournament, or donating part of the proceeds from money you earn from using your skills like babysitting or photography (http://sistereffect.org/do-your-thing/).

3. Share what you’ve learned with a teacher/professor, and ask if he/she can dedicate class time to sharing the story of the women South Sudan

4. Find a teacher/professor advisor who can help you mobilize students in your classroom, grade, or campus to “do their thing” to help in South Sudan


1. Take pictures, short videos, of you and your friends “doing your thing” and send them to Sister Effect. We’re so thankful for you and we’re eager to share as many stories as possible!!

2. Tweet, blog, Facebook, or pin your story and pictures. When people hear about your heart for the women of South Sudan, they’ll begin to care too!

3. Talk to your friends about what you’ve been doing