How Does Banaa Work?

Program leaders at George Washington University work with students, faculty and administrators at colleges and universities across the United States to create Banaa scholarship opportunities.

Banaa’s specialized application process recruits the brightest young people from Sudan’s most vulnerable communities. We maintain a database of highly qualified candidates who demonstrate:

  • Clear understanding of the basic causes of conflict in their communities
  • Outstanding dedication to building peace and the desire to acquire critical skill sets
  • Sufficient academic preparedness to excel in a rigorous college setting

Candidates are assessed by our Board of Advisors and forwarded to college admissions officers for special review.

Banaa also works with NGO partners to secure mentorships, development and conflict resolution training, summer internships in Washington DC, and employment in Sudan upon completion of the program.

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