welcome to Green Kordofan
We are charitable organisation that champions sport for development supporting the people of South Kordofan who have been forced to flee the civil war in Sudan.
The name of our charity Green Kordofan refers to our commitment to the promotion of the green shoots of recovery for the South Kordofan region of Sudan.
Typically referred to in the media as 'the Sudanese Civil War zone', beset over the generations by issues from Slavery and injustice, to fighting for basic human rights, the result being Kordofan's present conflicts.
We focus our energies on the growth of community based, new generational projects, aiming to contribute to the redefinition of Kordofan's future and it's perception by others.
Why We Started
Since June 2011 renewed violence in Sudan created hundreds of thousands displaced people and refugees from the Nuba Mountains. Over 70,000 of them took refuge in Yida, South Sudan. The vast majority of people now living in refugee camps in Yida are children.
Green Kordofan was set up by Raga Gibreel to bring sport to the young people in refugee camps in Yida. Sport can bring a culture of peace and teamwork and well as boosting self-esteem in young people.
what we have achieved
We have started the first girls’ volleyball team in South Sudan. 45 girls take part, training three times a week and competing in friendly competitions. And we have three boys’ teams playing football.
During our games we provide meals for the children and also discuss local issues like HIV, social equity and conflict resolutions.
We are growing fast and have even more girls and boys wanting to join our sports clubs.
In order that we can support more young people Green Kordofan holds fundraising events across the UK. Contact us to find out how to get involved.
WHERE we work
Most of our fundraising and campaigning takes place in the UK but all of our projects take place in Yida Refugee camp, which is in Unity state, South Sudan.
The map below shows where Yida Camp is situated.
Green Kordofan is Folkestone based, UK registered charity, number 1164386