June 2012 Newsletter

The Timpir newsletter for June has been released, see it here.

In addition, Timpir has just started running a lunch program at our two schools. South Sudan is on the brink of a massive famine. This report released in March this year highlights the impending famine, and the situation has only got worse since that time.

With bad crops in 2011, food supply in the region at very low levels due to border closures, and the escalating costs of food, many people in regional areas, such as Wäramoth and Mabok are starving. Timpir is assisting as best it can, and will employ cooks at the two schools to prepare cooked lunches for more than 700 students currently enrolled across the two schools.

This lunch program will mean that each day Timpir’s students have at least one meal, and this will also enable their families to spread their meagre food supplies across their remaining children. It is planned that we will carry out this lunch program during the months of June to August, as by September the rains will hopefully have brought a supply of fresh fruits and vegetables to the area which will sustain families until their crops are ready in October/November.

The Timpir board in collaboration with the teachers at the 2 Primary schools have estimated that to feed the 700+ students for these three months will cost over $6000. If you are able to assist Timpir with this essential project please donate at
www.givenow.com.au/timpir.