SUDAN SOUTH, 2013
It is important to complete the school in order to ensure full and adequate education for children of Tonj for two main reasons:
- So that they can grow and develop in the most appropriate way, and hopefully they will be able to promote peace and development of this new nation.
- To give them, despite the environment they live in, an opportunity to build a different future from what they have had in this country plagued by internal violence.
The school students are anxious to have a laboratory and a library in which to study!
DIRECT AND INDIRECT BENEFICIARIES
Tonj elementary school counts around 350 students (from grade 1 to 7) with an average of 50 students per class. Beneficiaries of the project are also the teachers, two per class, that every day teach lessons. In future direct beneficiaries will be the 500 and 10000 will be indirect.
The town of Tonj, where our project is located, is the largest city in the region and is the ancestral home of the predominant ethnicity Warrap Dinka. Next to this ethnic group, the second most common is Nuer, in addition to the Bongo and other smaller tribal groups. In December 2013 an hard armed conflict broke out between the Government forces of President Kiir, belonging to Dinka ethnic group, and Vice President Machar belonging to Nuer group.
The current situation is very tense and complicated.