These photos have been sent to us periodically since the end of 2010 by one of our local volunteers in Cueibet, a journalist, Michael Mackuac Thok.
They show the current conditions of schooling for many pupils in the Abyei Ajok village where we plan to build the school. Many students do not have the benefit of a school building and study under the trees, often bringing their own plastic chairs to sit on in class. Outdoor teaching means that schooling has to stop during the rainy season.
Even for children lucky enough to have a school with a building, the conditions can be quite basic. However, the children in school do have a curriculum which includes English (which has been adopted as the national language of South Sudan), maths agriculture and games.
Many children still miss out on any kind of formal education – and it is the needs of those children who we hope to remedy with this project.