Manute Bol’s Tall Order
“The key to peace is education”
Much has been said and written about Manute Bol and most of the focus has been on his fabulous nine-year career as the tallest person to ever play in the NBA. But there is a deeper side to the seven-foot seven native of Sudan who resides in Olathe, KS and calls the village of Turalei in Southern Sudan his home.
An un-educated young man when he came to the U.S. to attend school and play basketball in 1983, Manute has since come to place a high value on education. He knows that one of the important keys to peace in Sudan is education for its children. There are 100 students and five teachers in Manute’s home village, but no schoolhouse. They teach and learn under trees and when it rains, as it often does in Southern Sudan, there is no school.
HERE IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO HELP MANUTE BUILD A SCHOOL IN TURALEI. A team is forming to make construction of a school a reality for the children in Manute’s home village. Will you help? Click on SUDAN SUNRISE on Blogroll to findout how.