Central Equatoria State, News

Turkey donates 150 desks

By Charles K Mark


Turkish Gov’t has provided 150 classroom desks to the prison-founded Global Nursery and Primary School in Luri Payam, Juba County.

The Head Teacher of the school, William Wol Wol, said the donation was the first ever the school has received.

“And you know, when a teacher is standing for 45 minutes while a child is sitting on the stone, you know, the buttocks will become very hot and the child will never really understand what the teacher is teaching,” Wol said.

The headteacher recounted his unsuccessful lobbying and door-knocking efforts until God pushed him into the Turkish Embassy.

“I’m very happy for that. What is paining us most here, these children? Most of them are vulnerable, most of them are orphans,” he revealed.

The Global Nursery and Primary School was founded and operates under National Prison guards and is dedicated to the prison.

Children enrolled in this are mostly orphans whose parents were killed in the 2013 crisis and in other previous wars.

The school has a Nursery section and also a primary section.

Mr. Wol revealed that the school is currently holding 396 learners altogether.

“We have in the school year we have 396 learners, last year when they sat for the examination, we first registered 193 only learners and we managed to make 167 learners pass, to go to next classes, and few of them failed,” he noted.

He assured that with the help of desks, no student would be left behind, allowing them to concentrate and pass their studies.

For his part, the Turkish Ambassador to South Sudan, Mr. Erdem Mutaf said providing school desks is one of the plans and projects of the embassy to ensure a safe and conducive environment for learners.

Meanwhile, the Central Equatoria State Minister of Education, Cirisio Zakaria Lado, applauded the partners for the support offered to boost education in the country.

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