Category Archives: South Sudan

Volleyball in Wäramoth School

Volleyball Captain
Volleyball Captain
This wonderful student is the captain of the Wäramoth primary school volleyball team. Volleyball is the main sport that girls play at school, with boys playing soccer. The volleyball captain is requesting that Timpir assist the girls of Wäramoth primary school by providing them with balls and a net. If you would like to donate to assist Timpir purchase some volleyballs, a net and a pump for the girls of Wäramoth, please consider donating at https://globaldevelopmentgroup.org/au/projects/j943n-timpir-quality-school/

Message from Martha

Dear Timpir Supporters,
“Educate a girl, change the world”

https://timpir-gdg-j943n.raisely.com/

We have a message from one of our recent students in Wäramoth:

Martha
This is Martha, one of last year’s Year 8 candidates, she is now 17 years old. Martha did well in her Year 8 exams and has been able to go on to high school education at boarding school in Aweil.
Martha spoke with Tong, our project manager in South Sudan:
“I would like to take this opportunity to appreciate the Timpir supporters for their hard work to join hands and keep our teachers in school. We hope Timpir will grow well.

Thanks for showing us the word EDUCATION”

If you can contribute please visit our crowdfunding page and share with your friends and colleagues!
So far we have raised almost enough to support 4 of our teachers for the year. We have 14 days left to raise the final $2000. This money goes directly to the Timpir schools in South Sudan and will help keep 1300 students in school!
We all passionately believe that every child deserves a basic education at the very least and as our supporters, we thank you for believing in Timpir and our vision. Please help us get to the finish line!
https://timpir-gdg-j943n.raisely.com/

Thanks again for your support.
Kind regards,
The Timpir Team

Uganda at breaking point as Bidi Bidi becomes world’s largest refugee camp

via the Refugee Law Project (RLP)

“Roughly 3.5 million South Sudanese people – at least one – quarter of the entire country’s population – have had to leave their homes since war broke out in December 2013”

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/apr/03/uganda-at-breaking-point-bidi-bidi-becomes-worlds-largest-refugee-camp-south-sudan

Back to School 2017

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 🙂

Surviving South Sudan’s escalating violence

Surviving South Sudan’s escalating violence: life in a UN camp – in pictures

#SouthSudan for theguardian.com. More photos to show the dire conditions for thousands of people displaced by ongoing fighting and escalating violence… no end in sight.

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2017/jan/17/south-sudan-escalating-violence-life-in-un-camp-malakal-in-pictures

Top Student in the Whole of Northern Bahr El Ghazal State

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.

2015 School 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.

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.