Though not directly run through our non-profit here in the US, Project Bazia is involved in many programs and organizations over seas. Below are some of the projects we are currently involved in.
Project Bazia believes that the future of South Sudan is in the hands of its women, especially those from the collection of small tribes called the Fertit. To learn why, click here.
We now have two official groups, one of more than 45 in the capital,Juba, and a second one forming in Cairo. These young women are dedicated to using their education to inspire other girls, teach them how to protect themselves from the dangerous world around them, and follow their dreams of education and personal success.
Our general ambassador Nadooya, and our co-ordinators, Jovensia, Sarline, and Marline are our “boots on the ground” in Africa and keep in touch with Bazia here in the USA.
A Chance for Halawia
Halawia Victor Musa Jibirel is the only daughter of a widow Lawra’s family of six. When her father, a policeman. died in intertribal conflict, Pilipo Domazo asked Project Bazia for help. Thanks to community funding, coordination, and a miraculous plan, Halawia traveled to Juba (her first plane trip!) where friends such as Gabriela bought her new clothes, and got her the necessary papers so she could go to Khartoum and live with Bazia’s mother Hellen. Along the way, she made a lot of friends. Her most memorable comment is “Who would have thought that the terrible loss of my Daddy could change my own life so much for the better?” With all those children, Lawra knew that providing her daughter with safety and an education would be difficult. She and the boys were provided with improved housing. Halawia will be starting school this fall!