upcoming events

fall/winter 2011 

Upcoming trip to south Sudan

The NDO team is now start the preparation to send delegation team to the southeastern region of South Sudan in the Fall/Winder, specifically November-December 2011.  We would like to determine how we can most effectively serve the South Sudanese and begin collecting supplies and building.

Everyone is very welcome to join us but the trip is set up only 10 people total or at least minimum because this is our first big trip and we want to minimize dues to other challenges concerning  lack of infrastructures, transportation, and civil development ( i.e. there is no housing in the area or village we are targeting particularly Wanding).

goals or the objectives of the Nov-Dec trip

  • Deliver education immediate needs such as school supplies/materials and other educational resources
  •  Deliver health or health care needs such as insect repellents/sprays ( mosquito prevention) and water purifiers/purification (clean water) 
  •  First aid specifically health or health care supplies
  •  Meets with returned refugees and the local communities ( leaders, activists, youths, women and elders)
  •  Host training workshops, seminars and conferences ( recruit people who have have educational and health care backgrounds)
  • Host training workshops, seminars, training (water purifier training, water protection, first aid, etc)
  • Set up base in Juba and other areas in southeastern Sudan ( Wanding, Nasir/Malakal) as well meet with government institutions, and international NGOs such as UN, Red Cross, UNICEF, and etc
  • Assess the costs to construct a school including materials and labor for construction, maintenance, curricular, and instructional
  • Where, how to purchase materials and supplies for both education and medical materials
  • Particulars of housing needs
  • Starts up to construct facilities

NDO is now raising funds for these purposes, particularly school supplies and materials as well as immediate health care needs. We are currently working to raise $16,000-$19,000 for this trip.  Learn how you can help or donate now.

Again, everyone who can help in the areas of education, health, and economic background is welcome to join us to travel with us in South Sudan. 

The goal is to go direct to Wanding in southeastern Sudan and if you can't make it to the Wanding you can also help the community in Malakal and Juba when we are on the ground.

Please the Wanding region (map).Learn how you can get involved.

Recent news


May 7 2011

NDO made more than $600 in donations at the 2011 NDO Derby Party at LODO's downtown.  Thanks to everyone who showed their support and came out to the event!  Read more about upcoming fundraisers here

April 11-22 2011

$1 per Auraria Student/faculty Campaign

NDO raised over $300 in this event, campaigning on campus for over two weeks.  Thank you to those of you who donated and gave your time to help us raise awareness!  Read the MetOnline article here

 Learn how more about getting involved or donate now online.

Older news...

February 2011 

NDO now licensed INGO in Sudan in December 2010 and East Africa

NDO is now officially recognized as a licensed International Non-governmental organization (INGO), not only in Sudan but in Horn Africa.  Our organization is now able to reach out to other international aid providers such as the World Bank, UN, etc... Additionally, NDO raised over $1500 over the holiday season.  

October 2010 

Summer 2010 research assessment

NDO has completed an assessment of the educational, health care, and economic situations in SE Sudan in April and May 2010 . Plus using the information we received from people from Malakal and Nasir, South Sudan (see map) who have education background. The Education Committee members have determined that there are six Bumas (districts) in Wanding and each Buma represents a school even though there currently are no physical school buildings in Wanding. There are, however, schools near the town of Nasir, but nothing else.  Read More...

Sudan NEWS

The Sudan Tribune:Non profit web site based in France with a goal to promote plural information, democratic and free debate on Sudan.

South Sudan News Agency: South Sudan's leading independent news source

Sudan News Agency: Sudan official government news agency

United Nations News Centre News on Sudan: See the most recent international news on Sudan.

"I Hope & Believe"

Ngaathaje is a Sudanese phrase spoken among the Nuer people of Southern Sudan.  Ngaathaje translates to "I hope and Believe."  This phrase perfectly captures the spirit of NDO.  It reflects NDO founder's belief in taking action and getting involved rather than waiting for things to happen. 

About NDO

Ngaathaje Development Organization (NDO) is a humanitarian group based out of Denver, Colorado. We do work in the southeastern region of the Upper Nile State in South Sudan (map ).  Our goal is to help refugees rebuild their lives as they return to their homeland after decades of civil war. Read more...

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