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Imagine teaching and learning under a tree in a place where when it rains there would be
no school. This was this situation in Turalei, Sudan until a promise was made from an education hero.
The world of education was forever changed on 19 June 2010 when peacemaker, education advocate, and former National Basketball Association player and humanitarian Manute Bol died. Bol was born in Sudan and devoted his life to working for his country. 76ers president and General Manager Ed Stefanski said:
"He…was continually giving of himself through his generosity and humanitarian efforts
in order to make the world around him a much better place, for which he will always
Bol served as an advisory board member of Sudan Sunrise, a movement of Americans and Sudanese Christians and Muslims working to achieve reconciliation, unity and the end of oppression in Sudan. His dream was to build 41 schools throughout Sudan. Bol's promise of building a school in Turalei was fulfilled in January 2010. This work and his dream will continue on. Bol shared his dream for education in Sudan with the world and centered his life towards making it happen. He is a model of what it means to stand tall for education.
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