All posts by Melanie Baak

Mabok School lunch program

Over the past 3 months Timpir has been supporting Waramoth and Mabok Primary Schools to implement lunch programs for over 800 11798394_873379846082191_247958846_n (1)students. These programs have been very successful and have seen increases in student numbers at the schools during this period. Providing lunches for the students has many benefits. For many students, this may be the only meal they eat in a day. For parents, knowing their school-attending children have eaten a solid 11801930_873379839415525_1064918815_nmeal enables them to divide their meager food resources among other family members. When students have eaten a meal at school,
this enables them to better concentrate and learn in class. This results in the strong performance as  seen by students at Waramoth in their recent mock exams. These photos are of the students at Mabok Primary enjoying their lunch meal of sorghum with a little stew.
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Waramoth Year 8 students sit mock exams

On Friday September 4th, 282 students from the region around Waramoth Primary sat their mock Year 8 exams at Ariath Primary, 11931708_1495280744099129_196112550_nthe main school in the region. 23 of the 25 Year 8 students from Waramoth sat these exams and performed exceptionally well. Three Waramoth students ranked in the top 10, with a Waramoth student achieving the 1st ranking position. This is a significant achievement for this student, and much credit 11949782_1495280837432453_79112546_nmust be given to the students as well as their teachers.  The students and teachers are very grateful to Timpir and the donors in Australia for their continued support. We wish the students all the best for their studies in the lead up to their final Primary School exams later in the year.11778135_1495280517432485_778229118_n

Food Program Progress

Today we sent approximately AU$1500 to South Sudan to feed almost 450 students at Waramoth Primary lunch each day for the month of July. These meals are lifesaving for students and their families. Many families in South Sudan are currently in a very tenuous situation, with some choosing to flee to Khartoum in the north with the hope that they will find food there. Timpir is in a position to work with communities to reduce the disastrous effects of famine, but we desperately need the support of donors. Please consider donating to help us run this important program.

Thanks so much to all those who have donated to Timpir’s school lunch program so far. We have raised enough to run the program for one month in the two schools, it would be great if we could raise enough for another two months. This would see the children through to when crops and food becomes more available in September. Please go to the donation page for details on donating and know that every cent of your donation is spent on the ground in South Sudan.

Waramoth Primary School lunch program

Today we sent approximately AU$1500 to South Sudan to feed almost 450 students at Waramoth Primary lunch each day for the month of July. These meals are lifesaving for students and their families. Many families in South Sudan are currently in a very tenuous situation, with some choosing to flee to Khartoum in the north with the hope that they will find food there. Timpir is in a position to work with communities to reduce the disastrous effects of famine, but we desperately need the support of donors. Please consider donating to help us run this important program. Go to /contact-us/donate/ for information on donating.

South Sudan 4th Birthday

4 years ago today South Sudan became the world’s newest country. The journey so far has been a rollercoaster ride for the fledgling nation, but Timpir has been there every step of the way. As we reflect today on the ups and downs of South Sudan, it is important to acknowledge the achievements of Timpir through the continued support of our donors. We have been working with the people of South Sudan for 10 years now, since the signing of the Peace agreement in 2005. During this period hundreds of children have been supported to learn at Waramoth and Mabok Primary schools. 2 classes of students have graduated Primary school and over 800 students currently attend the two schools. We have employed over 20 teachers, and while 15 are currently still teaching at the schools, employment and experience working at at impair schools has enabled other teachers to further their education at University and High School, work for other NGOs and the Government. We have run many community development initiatives, some exceptionally successful, such as the digging of bore holes, others that weren’t so successful but have taught us a lot. Our biggest hope is that the young people we are educating become the future of South Sudan and help build a country that is as strong and resilient as its people.

School lunch program

As a result of the terrible situation facing the people of South Sudan at the moment, Timpir is running a school lunch program for students for the next three months. We will provide lunch for the 430 students at Waramoth Primary and 393 students at Mabok Primary for the next three months, and for many this will be the only meal they will eat each day. The program will run from now until the end of August, when food and crops will begin to be available again. Because of the current situation in South Sudan, the price of food is at a record high. As such, it will cost Timpir approximately $2500 each month to feed the approximately 800 students at our schools. We desperately need your help to raise this money. Please consider donating online at https://www.givenow.com.au/timpir or by direct deposit to Timpir’s bank account (for details go to /contact-us/donate/ ). Thanks for your support.

Christmas Gifts 2014

Are you looking for a last minute gift with meaning for your friends and family? If so, our Timpir Christmas desk appeal would be perfect for you! What we are most in need of this year are new desks to support our community operated schools in regional villages in South Sudan. Timpir currently supports Wäramoth and Mabok Primary Schools. The desks that are available for Christmas gifts this year will seat 2-3 children each and improve their learning experience. Follow the instructions below and email us your order and personal message at admin@timpir.org. We will email certificates and printable cards before Christmas.

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Thanks for your continued support for Timpir this year, Merry Christmas!

Step 1
Choose a gift or donation

Step 2
Personalise it!
Choose a certificate or printable card.
Choose a picture and write your message.

Step 3
Make payment and notify us – as per attached flyer.
Bank Transfer to Timpir Inc (please put your surname as reference)
BSB: 105141
Account: 037328240
OR
Cheque or money order to:
Timpir, PO Box 110, Prospect, SA, Australia 5082.
OR
You can also donate online at: http://www.givenow.com.au/timpir (please put DESK in optional information)

Step 4
Your gift will be delivered!

2014 AGM

The Timpir AGM will be held on Sunday December 21st, 7.30pm at 14 Kintore Ave Prospect. You are warmly invited to join the board members for end of year drinks and nibbles and to hear about Timpir’s achievements over the past 12 months. In addition, if you are interested in becoming a member of the Timpir board (even if you are located interstate) please contact me for more information or to express your interest.