Projects


[Current Projects]

 

Leadership Fund

Learning as Leadership, a for-profit providing consulting, training and coaching, founded by Claire Nuer, has agreed to support the Nuer Foundation by matching your donation to the foundation in training programs.

Your donation to LaL’s fund will support the Nuer Foundation’s various endeavors while contributing to giving Leadership, Self-Mastery and Interpersonal tools (through the LaL training) to a financially disadvantaged person – committed to make a difference in his/her community – who would not have access to this skill-building experience otherwise.

This project is timely. It supports change agents in communities facing crucial challenges in constructing a more promising future. In this context leadership and personal mastery skills make a significant difference but are rarely available.

To see the nominees we have supported, download the “Leadership Fund” booklet.

Learning as Leadership is our main contributor to this program.

 

Weinstein Holocaust Symposium

Claire Nuer was selected in 1995 to participate in a biennial gathering of Holocaust scholars in Wroxton, England, organized by the Fairleigh Dickinson University. In this international, interdisciplinary, interfaith and international symposium, participants develop projects to address the questions: How are we to respond in word and deed to a radically transformed world, the post-Holocaust world in which “business as usual” no longer applies? How are we to use our learnings from the Holocaust to face, responsibly, the genocidal potentials inherent in our own world? Since Claire’s passing, her daughter Lara Nuer, has been honored to participate in her name. To learn more about the Weinstein Holocaust Symposium and the projects it has initiated, please click here.

 

Nuer Prize

The Nuer Prize will be a bi-annual award that aims at recognizing someone’s on-going effort to contribute in a manner that is aligned with the Nuer Foundation principles. This project will need a team of volunteers to spearhead it.

 


[Completed Projects]

 

The Hope Academy

The Hope Academy was established by Blair Akilimali, a native Tanzanian, to care for and educate Tanzania’s most vulnerable children. Currently, 17.5 million Tanzanian children live in the world’s worst poverty. Most of them are forced to survive on less than $1 per day, only a small percentage of them make it beyond primary school and as a result of the high level of HIV prevalence in the country, more than 1.2 million children have been left orphaned, hungry and searching for hope and a brighter future. The Hope Academy mission is to bring hope to those who are living without hope and to bring light to those who are living in darkness. It was established in 2006 and now has more than 50 children in preschool and elementary school. Currently, children are being turned away because the school does not have the facilities or the resources to handle all of those who are in need.  In 2009 over $7,000 was raised to buy land and build classrooms for the Hope Academy and to create a model that will enable the Hope Academy to become a self-sustaining organization.

 

The Ugandan Literacy Project

The Ugandan Literacy Project (ULP) was initiated by Ronald Musoke who had the idea of collecting used textbooks from college campuses in the United States and send them to his home country, Uganda. The books, which would otherwise have been thrown away, are now exchanged for free school tuition for orphan girls. Uganda counts a whole generation of orphans whose parents have died from AIDS. The country desperately needs scholastic material to fight illiteracy which plays an important part in feeding poverty and civil war.

With the help of the Associated Students of the College of Marin (ASCOM) and Fairchild Semiconductor, Ronald and the Nuer Foundation were able to collect a first shipping of more than 26,000 used books and exchange them for tuition to educate 34 young orphan women, who could have never afforded to pay school fees. Ronald’s project garnered attention from CNN, Africa Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle and Marin Independent Journal.

Once developed, this project was transferred to the Ugandan Children’s Fund far more suited to expand it, and continues to nurture it today.

 

Turing Point ’95

This is information on and a visual presentation from a project conducted by a sister organization, A.C.C. International. Spearheaded by Claire Nuer, ACC gathered over 300 hundred leaders and change agents to visit the Auschwitz death camp 50 years after its liberation, with the goal to give tribute to the memory of the Holocaust and explore what learnings we can draw for us, ourselves and for communities around the world.

» On-line show of the project
» To learn more about the documentary film