On 19 February 2017, UNAMID handed over building and education materials to Mujamma Khalawi Li Takhfidzil Quran wal Dirosah School in El Geneina, West Darfur.
Items given included 80 roofing sheets for the school as well as stationery and books for 350 students. Some 300 students also received clothes.
The handover facilitated by UNAMID’s Indonesian peacekeepers falls within the Mission’s mandate to promote peace through education.
Speaking at the occasion, Oumar Kane, Head of Office, UNAMID Sector West, said that the Mission aims to assist Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and the Darfuri community at large, by providing services within its mandate and capacity. “UNAMID is ready to work every day in support of achieving sustainable peace in Darfur,” he stated.
On his part, Mohammed Sharafadin, Deputy Wali and State Minister of Social Affairs, West Darfur, expressed his appreciation to UNAMID for its contribution to the welfare of local communities and praised its role in supporting local infrastructure through development projects.
Mohammed Ibrahim, Director, Mabrokah Complex for Education, thanked UNAMID for providing materials to enhance education in Darfur and asserted his organization’s readiness to cooperate with ongoing efforts to bring about peace and stability in Darfur.