Many thanks to Peter Cassidy for changing the Timpir website so that we are now able to more easily post updates on our projects in South Sudan. Here is the fist of what will be regular updates on the progress and developments of Timpir’s projects.
Timpir’s first ever cohort of Year 8 students sat their national exams
at the end of 2013. All 13 students (including 1 female) passed their exams successfully, with several achieving in the top group in the Wäramoth region.
Timpir has again been supporting our two schools in South Sudan in 2014. 8 teachers have been employed at Wäramoth Primary to teach 411 students in Years 1 to 8 (245 boys and 166 girls).
The Wäramoth community continues to maintain the buildings that have been built over the past 8 years, and all the buildings are currently in good condition.
The community has also been generously supported by another NGOthat has built a toilet block (with pit latrine toilets) for the school. This is fantastic news for hygiene and sanitation, and the school community is very proud of their new amenities!
Wäramoth Primary School has also been lucky to receive support to make 45 desks for students. Previously students would sit on the ground or on bricks or stones that they had found. Now 3-4 students are able to share a desk which enables them to write in their books and sit for the school day much more comfortably. At this stage only the Year 5-8 classes have desks.
Timpir has also continued our support of Mabok Primary School in 2014, employing 5 teachers to teach growing numbers of students in Years 1-7. There are currently 383 students
at Mabok PS (97 girls and 286 boys). Excitingly, Timpir has employed a female teacher at Mabok for a second year, and it is hoped that this will help to encourage more girls to attend school.
Despite the current challenges facing much of South Sudan, Northern Bahr el Ghazal (the state in which Timpir currently operates) is stable and secure. This enables us to continue our important work and continue to educate the future generation of South Sudan. We look forward to our second cohort of Year 8 students (17 of them, including 1 female) sitting their exams at the end of the year, and wish all our students all the very best for their continued studies this year.