The gifting of two new classrooms and an office by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan to a secondary school in Gogrial will help boost educational opportunities for children in the area.
The Quick Impact Project at the Karic Secondary School in Kuac, carried out by UNMISS in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Development Agency (FADA), involved construction of the classrooms as well as the gifting of 75 desks and chairs.
Following the handover, the State Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Malek Madut Makom, said it was a big achievement to have a secondary school in the area.
“This facility will help our children to continue learning after completing primary school,” he said. “Students used to travel to Wau or Kuajok for their secondary education but with the help of UNMISS, our students will no longer be going far for their secondary school education.”
The Minister thanked UNMISS and FADA for their contribution and encouraged communities to take their children to school and to maintain the school facility.
UNMISS acting Head of Field Office in Kuajok, Abimbola Aina, urged the local community to embrace peace and enable children to go to school without fear.
“The future of South Sudan is in the development of the children. Send them to school,” said Abimbola Aina.
The project will benefit approximately 450 students from the Kuac South County and neighbouring communities in Bomas and Payams.