Yar Achiek Magar, P3 said, “We have waited so long but at long last we are excited to sleep on the new bunk beds and mattresses. Please provide us bed sheets and pillows.”
The orphan girls at Ayak Anguei Girls Primary School, the only all girls school in remote and rural area, Jonglei State, South Sudan, are ecstatic about having their own bed and mattresses thanks to GlobalGiving and the donors who so graciously have granted their wishes over the past couple of years. However, bedding in the form of blankets, pillows and mosquito netting are now needed to add to the safe and comfortable sleeping conditions crucial to the retention of girls in school, and in their dorms, which keeps them from difficult domestic chores and less vulnerable to early arranged marriages.
In a country where only 1% of girls have access to, or receive primary education and less than 1% have access to secondary education, your donation supports our efforts to enhance learning for students at Ayak Anguei. Despite the joy at receiving bunk beds and mattresses to sleep on, the girls’ families, who live on less than .75 cents a day in the most remote area in South Sudan, are not able to provide their daughters with funds to purchase sheets, pillows and blankets. In the case of the orphans, your donation is the only support to provide these needed furnishings.
A look back at 2011 saw 52 bunk beds and 104 mattresses purchased and made by local carpenters in spring of 2011, delayed shipment by the lack of road infrastructure and flooding from seasonal rains, and delivery on December 1, 2011. We received a Skype call from our PES South Sudan Director, Daniel Majok Gai, describing the girls crying with joy that they did not have to sleep on the floor of their dorms anymore! A proud girl, Angeth Kuol, P3, came up to Daniel and exclaimed,
“I am so happy that is why I am crying. I can sleep on a bed with a mattress! But I don't have a sheet or blanket to cover me at night. Can PES help me get a blanket and pillow?"
We need your help again to complete the package of a warm comfortable sleep for developing minds!
Let's not let Angeth Kuol's plea for a blanket, sheet and pillow go unfulfilled! What do you think? How about helping us fulfill the 104 orphan girl’s wishes for warmth on those cold nights, and protection against the ever-present threat of malaria in 2012?! Please help out by considering donating and spreading the word by posting on your facebook, share the request with your colleagues, friends and family and ask them to pass on the word!
How you can help!
$10 provides a mosquito net which prevents malaria
$25 provides two sheets
$25 provides two pillows
$50 provides a blanket
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