I’m An Educator!


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 additional books, periodicals, and resources 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. Commit to sharing the story of South Sudan with your students and to imparting a global perspective. Commit to modeling a passion for international affairs and awareness as well as a heart for human needs, justice and concern for human suffering.

2. As a class, brainstorm ways to address some needs of South Sudan

3. Check out websites like Facing History and Ourselves (facinghistory.org) to determine if there is a unit study on South Sudan. Dedicate some classroom time to teaching about this new country.

Take Action:

1. Help interested students “do their thing”

2. Sponsor your students who want to start a Sister Effect club

3. Consider inviting a class speaker who works in or travels to South Sudan and/or Southern Sudanese woman to share stories from South Sudan. Allow students plenty of time to ask questions.

4. Help your students plan an event that helps the women/girls of South Sudan lift themselves out of poverty.

5. Start a “Classroom Challenge” campaign where you and your students work together to collect spare change in a jar and decide what needs you want to help meet in South Sudan


1. Start a blog about how your students and you are working to address human needs of sisters in South Sudan

2. Get permission to give a presentation, with videos and pictures, about how your students decided to help and what their work accomplished

3. Talk with the Social Studies department at your school to see how other teachers and their classrooms can participate

4. Share your story with us at Sister Effect. We would love to share efforts of your story with our community!!