About "Goats For The Old Goat"
Goats for the Old Goat has teamed up with Christian Solidarity International, which has a local presence in Southern Sudan and has been working in the area, retrieving slaves, providing medical care through a clinic and providing basic needs to polio survivors.
In March of 2013, Goats for the Old Goat took five physicians and two medical students to determine the health needs and conditions of slaves returning to South Sudan from Sudan.
Although the findings are currently being reviewed, it appears that a lack of protein in their diets is causing many medical problems for the emancipated slaves.
Through donations from individuals and St. George's Medical School in Grenada, Goats for the Old Goat is helping support the clinic of Dr. Luka Deng Kur, and is holding interventions for returning slaves who have been injured or are recovering from malaria and other diseases.
In addition, Goats for the Old Goat is now focused on developing micro-enterprise businesses for women who have no visible means of support, as well as people debilitated by polio who can do simple tasks such as woodworking, making beds and crosses and planting rice.
Recently, Christian Solidarity began several programs to insure safe communities so that the transition to a civil society can take place. Through a donor, Artie Rabin, a basketball program, complete with courts has begun for men and women. The goals of the program are to promote sportsmanship, literacy and leadership.
A “Coherent Breathing Cooperative” was begun to teach women a healing breath process. These women have severe post-traumatic stress from seeing people killed in front of them during the war. The women make hand made baskets in addition to the breath program. Polio survivors have entered into a micro-enterprise business making crosses, which allows them to make wheelchairs and provides support for the community of survivors. Survival kits for returning slaves are also provided by CSI. Goats For The Old Goat has teamed up with CSI to deliver goats to the most needy people of Southern Sudan.
Goats for the Old Goat is in the process of beginning the state's first factory to produce high quality silk screen fabric that will employ women and survivors of polio with employment and at the same time developing something where residents can begin to have regional pride.
The People That Make It Possible
Ellen Ratner is the White House Correspondent and Bureau Chief for The Talk Radio News Service, covering the White House and providing exclusive reports to talk radio stations from the Congress and government agencies.
In addition, she is a credentialed reporter at the United Nations in New York where Talk Radio News Service has a bureau. Ms. Ratner is currently seen on Fox News'“The Strategy Room” and is heard on over 400 radio stations across the United States.
Garth von Ahnen
Garth von Ahnen, animator of our viral video, has been working as an independent graphic artist since graduating with a BA in Art (minoring in Astrophysics) from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 2010.
Garth has been working with photoshop illustration and retouching for years, mixing ink, oils, watercolor, and and hand drawings for to create multimedia imagery. You can see his portfolio of drawings, paintings, digital art and animations at www.artbygarth.com.