What an exciting day for Timpir. Not only are we able to finally receive tax deductible donations, I have also received 14 photos taken at Wäramoth primary school and sent direct to me via messenger by Wäramoth’s head teacher, Tong Ayei. Wäramoth Primary is doing absolutely brilliantly, with it’s regular 8 teachers now teaching over 700 students in Years 1-8. This year we have over 50 students in Year 8, including 20 girls, which is a testament to the quality of the teaching. As you will see from the photos, Wäramoth Primary is in dire need of further assistance. The blackboards desperately need replacing. For about $100, you can help purchase a new blackboard. Our tax deductible donations page is now up and running, you can donate through our Donate page.
Wäramoth Primary students are back at school for 2017. Attendance at the school is looking great with each of the Year 1,2 and 3 classes needing to be split in two due to high student numbers. Thanks to teacher Tong Ayei for this photo of the students at morning assembly last Friday morning. The improvements in technology continue to astound me with Tong now able to send us photos direct from his mobile while at Wäramoth school. In 2007 it took me almost a week in South Sudan before I found a satellite phone to make contact with Australia — what a difference a decade makes 🙂
Looking For Christmas Gifts?
Stationery for a class – $15
School desk – $25
Blackboard – $50
Teaching resources kit – $80
Teacher Wage – $100
1. Online – donate here
2. Direct Debit – Timpir Inc, BSB: 105141 Account: 037328240
3. Money order or cheque – Timpir, PO Box 110, Prospect, SA, Australia 5082
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Timpir’s schools and students may not have fancy uniforms or buildings, but thanks to the hard work, commitment and dedication of our teachers, donors and supporters we are able to support students to achieve their very best.
This has resulted in outstanding performance over the past 2 years, as measured by the South Sudan Primary Certificate Exams. In 2015, our local school, built from local materials, taught by local teachers in Wäramoth produced the number 1 student in the whole of Northern Bahr el Ghazal state.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support, without it we would not have been able to get these fantastic results.
I am so proud of the hard work and dedication of all those who are involved with Timpir. From the teachers at the schools to the donors and volunteers in Australia, the community members in Mabok and Waramoth and most of all the students.
Our hard work, commitment and perseverance has been rewarded with outstanding achievements from our 2015 Year 8 students. Waramoth primary school students have achieved 1st and 6th place in Year 8 exams in the state of Northern Bahr el Ghazal (the equivalent of SA)! Our little mud-walled, thatched-roofed school has produced the top student out of 4321 Year 8 students in the State! My heartfelt congratulations to that student and all those who have contributed to his education.
Over the past 3 months Timpir has been supporting Waramoth and Mabok Primary Schools to implement lunch programs for over 800 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 meal 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.
On Friday September 4th, 282 students from the region around Waramoth Primary sat their mock Year 8 exams at Ariath Primary, the 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 must 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.
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 email@example.com. We will email certificates and printable cards before Christmas.
Thanks for your continued support for Timpir this year, Merry Christmas!
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In 2011, Timpir has begun supporting a second school in South Sudan. In addition to the continuing support of Wäramoth Primary School, Timpir is now also supporting Mabok Primary School in Aweil South county. Timpir is currently employing three teachers to teach at Mabok Primary School in addition to three teachers who volunteer at the school. The headmaster, Akol Mayen Akol, has completed his Year 12 certificate in Sudan and is now employed by Timpir to oversee the running and administration of the school. There are currently 272 students enrolled in Years 1-6 at Mabok Primary School with enrolments continuing to grow.
Wäramoth Primary School has started its fourth year operating under Timpir’s support. There are currently six teachers employed at Wäramoth Primary to teach 323 students in Years 1-6. These enrolments will also continue to grow throughout the year.