A Darfur village health post destroyed
by a Jingaweit militia attack.
The recent fundraiser for relief of victims of the Genocide in Darfur a sum of $1,620, a paltry sum according to fundraiser Danielle Lemi.
The class that raised the most amount was Stacey Berkowitz' class which came up with a total of $92.
Lemi, a founding member of Suluhiana, a school club formed to bring attention to the Darfur genocide, was in charge of this fundraiser. She said she hoped to raise $2,000, and said that if everyone in the school gave up 50 cents that they could have achieved their goal.
“It is sad that we can raise $15,000 for Hurricane Katrina,but yet we cant raise $2,000 for a real genocide that’s going on right know in our modern world today, " Lemi said, "Our country helped out and liberated the Jews during World War Two because of our political interest, but yet we stand back and rather not get involved with the genocide because we have no interest there.”
The money that was raised will be arriving in Darfur in approximately two weeks if all goes as planned. The money will be used for clothes, shelter, and most importantly, food. The club hopes to raise a bit more during the Unity Fair and on April 21, when there will be a fundraising dinner held here at the school.
The Suluhiana Club at James Logan High School aims to educate students and staff about the genocide happening in the Darfur region of Sudan. This club is the brainchild of a group of four seniors: Brittany Jones the current President of the club, Danielle Lemi the Vice President, Shefali Tandon the Secretary, and Catherine Start the Treasurer. The supervising teacher for the Suluhiana Club is Mr. Walter Cozine in Room 453.