Najwa Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 Non-for-Profit organization that working to help women and kids in conflict areas with Sudan and other regions by providing food items, water, medicine, shelter, clothing & Shoes. The organization is also striving to offer basic education to the displaced women and children in the displacement and refugees camps by building schools and donations school supplies. Najwa Foundation also offer orientation and counseling classes to eliminate, minimize violence against women, children and encourage girl child education among many glorious objectives that help the suffering women and kids and their families to copes with hunger, illiteracy, diseases and life of despair and hopelessness created by violence and conflict. Najwa Foundation know very well that its works won't materialize without the help of people of goodwill all around the world. Please let keep make a difference together. Your help in any capacity is very welcome. Donate items in forms of food items, water supplies, medicine, tents for shelter, clothing, shoes, schools supplies and of course we don need funds to ship this items to the suffering women and kids in these displacement and refugees camps. Thank you in advance
I Am Still Climbing by Siham Hassan (Co-founder/Secretary of Najwa Foundation)
“Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair,” Langston Hughes wrote in “Mother to Son”. I should know because I am a survivor of the Darfur genocide. I was five years old when our home was burned, and we were forced to flee our land. My twenty-one-year old mother, alone and carrying her four children rescued us all. She had my youngest brother, who was only 45 days old, on her back, and my two-year-old brother in her arms and my sister and I along her side holding onto her skirt. We walked for days to reach the other side of Sudan. During our fateful journey, we were stopped by the Janjaweed (military forces). They threatened to kill my brothers. My mother, being the smart woman, she is, had dressed my brothers as girls because she surmised that the Janjaweed would not allow any male survivors, no matter their age. Critical actions like this often determined whether children would survive or be shot in front of their mothers. My mother, my three siblings and I fled to the Gaga refugee camp in neighboring Chad where more hardships followed.
In the refugee camp, food and water were very scarce. After half a year living in the camps, my mother was offered a job in the hospital because she had a certificate in nursing. Soon afterward, she was promoted and made an offer to go to France to get her degree in French. My siblings and I had to stay behind with some friends of hers while she left. Living with strangers without our mother was very difficult. I was not able to attend school because I had to stay home and take care of my siblings. My mother returned after a while and then we were able to live with her. My mother would go to school while I remained at home to care for my siblings. I had to cook food, wash clothes, clean the house and anything else that needed to be done. Life continued like this for about two to three years before my mother was asked if she would be willing to go to the United States.
My family is very fortunate to have been able to get out of the refugee camp and seek a better life. Unfortunately, not many families are as lucky as we have been. The Darfur genocide, although no longer mentioned in the media as it had been in the past, sadly, not only continues to this day but has actually been escalating. Every day, families struggle for primary needs, such as food, water and clothing. Women and girls are being sexually assaulted every day. People long for safety and security and yearn for their land and normal lives back. Seeing my people suffer makes me very sad because I understand what they are going through. While in the refugee camp, I remember feeling very empty. I felt helpless, like destiny was not in my own hands. Being in America made everything possible to me: the world is right at my fingertips. I want to use the opportunities given to me to speak up for those whose voices cannot be heard; I feel that this is my purpose in life. I want to show them that there is a life other than they see in the refugee camps - beyond the killings, the rapes and the hunger. When I first came to the United States, I remember kids making fun of me because I could not speak English very well. Today, I am ranked number one in my class.
As my high school years are ending, I am looking forward to going to college and pursuing my dreams. As the rest of Hughes poem goes “I'se still goin', honey, I'se still climbin'. I am determined to succeed! I will not allow fear or voices of doubt get the best of me. I plan to double major in public health and law. In Darfur, Sudan and in the refugee camps, sick patients do not receive proper treatment because of monetary issues. I want to open a non-profit hospital which offers the highest level of treatment at little to no cost to the patient. Law school is also one of my goals because I want to represent the helpless and speak up for those who are unable to, such as the women who are sexually assaulted on a daily basis and also help my people get their land back. My passion for my people drives me to give 100% at all times. At present, my mother and I have founded an organization called Najwa Foundation -- named after my mother-- that helps women and children in Darfur, Sudan and in the refugee camps in Chad We provide humanitarian needs and education to the women because women are the backbone of every family and every society. This is just the beginning.
I dream to someday be the President of Sudan and to restore peace and security to my land and to create unity amongst my people.
Having clean non toxic filled water helps people function healthy on a daily basis. which will help their overall health in the process. clean water is an important necessity.
These are what the shelters in the camps look like. many of the homes don't have a lot of supplies or space for huge items so space is limited.
water Boreholes are excellent ways to access pure and natural underground water which is why we believe everyone should be able to access it.
Learning new ways to make everyday tasks easier is an amazing way to increase the productivity of the day with new techniques rising everyday.
Clothes, Shoes, Medicine, Food Items, Powdered Milk and funds to help for shipment
Najwa is 501 (c) 3 .