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02 May 2012 description
report emerge poverty free

"We used to cook and clean,
And fetch and carry water
But now we have the chance
To decide on our future."

The all-women choir sang their own composition to celebrate the opening of their new dormitory at the Teacher Training College in Ikotos, South Sudan. The new dormitory sleeps 30 students and was funded by emerge poverty free and a grant from The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Trust .

These 30 female trainee teachers represent a major leap forward for the role of women in one of the world’s newest but poorest countries.