Today we mark fifteen years since the Sentinel Project’s founding on August 8th, 2008. Working to prevent atrocities, including the crime of genocide, the Sentinel Project has assisted more than 2 million people across South Sudan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Sentinel Project was founded by a group of passionate individuals who wanted to go beyond advocacy and awareness in order to directly help those who were at greatest risk of violence. It was with this objective that the Sentinel Project developed the two defining components of its mission; to work directly with at-risk communities, and to utilize new technologies in order to increase our ability to reach, protect, and help those in need. The same passion which created the Sentinel Project remains entrenched in our work fifteen years later.
Christopher Tuckwood, the Sentinel Project’s executive director commented, “we’ve come a long way since we started the Sentinel Project fifteen years ago. Turning an idea into a real organization and sustaining it for all that time hasn’t been easy but it’s remarkable to look back on what our team has done. We’ve accomplished a lot but there’s also much more to be done and now we’re working hard to ensure that someday we’ll be celebrating another fifteen years of life-saving work.”
As we mark this occasion, we reflect on the tremendous challenges we have faced and overcome, the countless lives saved, and the camaraderie which has held us together. We also recognize that this milestone would not have been possible without the tireless encouragement and generosity of our supporters, and the excellent work of our partners. If you haven’t already, please consider making a donation to allow the Sentinel Project to continue its live-saving work.