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!
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.