Juba: Project Hope
This past November, I ran the New York City marathon
on behalf of a number of charities, one of which was a secondary school in Juba, southern Sudan
, that my mother's diocese in Salisbury, England, was supporting. I'm pleased to say that folks came together on two continents to contribute $1500 to the venture. My mother received a letter from Richard Dean, who coordinates the charity. He writes:
The great need of Juba School currently is for good, long-term teachers and this money raised . . . will be exceedingly helpful to this end. Up to now the teachers have been paid 1,500 pounds a year but we are doubling it to 3,000 a year, so your gift will virtually cover the increase for 1 teacher for a year. As we get good teachers and the school gets established, the numbers on the roll will increase, which will increase the income.
Thanks to all those who supported the charity, and my running!