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South Sudan - Schools Bring Hope

To: The Children, Equity network within The Communication Initiative

Manyang David Mayar with insights below on Education in South Sudan. To respond with questions or observations on Manyang's insights or to add your knowledge on this important theme please either reply by email to this note or click Read More below and comment on the platform

Schools bring hope to South Sudan's children

Earlier this year I blogged about the school children in Jonglei state who were forced mid-exam to flee to the bush in fear of their lives.

That was just the start of the widespread fighting that has since led to a severe humanitarian crisis in this country. States that were spared violence are now home to thousands of people displaced by the conflict, many living in camps. They are short of food, health facilities and clean drinking water. Added to this, parents are particularly worried about their children’s education.

As part of our radio programme Our School we have been finding out how schools in relatively peaceful parts of the country are coping with displaced children.

“All children are welcome here to learn and get educated,” says Bernard Ladu, Head Teacher of Gumbo Primary School in the country’s capital Juba.“In these children, we have doctors, teachers and all. It is in them that we have resources for South Sudan.”

Gumbo School has seen an influx of children.

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