Thank you for helping provide 52 girls at Ayak Anguei Girls' Primary School in Southern Sudan build one dormitory! The village of Konbek, where the only all girls' school in the area is located, also built a dormitory, so there are two of four completed!
Now 104 girls have a permanent structure to keep them safely in school. If there were no boarding facilities in a country where only 1% of girls finish primary school and less than 1% graduate from high school, the girls would have to return home each day to hours of grinding grain, fetching water, tending to siblings, cooking and vulnerable to early arranged marriage.
The two room dormitory is complete only waiting until the heavy rain season subsides around the end of November to add the final stucco. The girls are sleeping on the ground of the dormitories and are in desperate need of bunk beds and bedding.
As we continue to raise funding for another dormitory, we are also needing to furnish the newly constructed two dorms with bunk beds and bedding for 104 girls out of over 600 enrolled in Ayak Anguei Girls' School.
So we are creating another project for you to continue your support in creating hope for these brave and proud young girls who are grateful to have the opportunity to go to school. In South Sudan, only 10% of girls, ages 7-14 go to school- the lowest rate in the world. (UNICEF) Research shows that investing in girls’ education helps entire communities prosper. UNICEF reports that educating girls can help decrease poverty, prevent disease, and lessen violence. When a woman prospers, her family prospers. When families prosper, communities prosper.
"We want to thank you for what you have done to help us and our school. We asked if we could have a modern dormitory instead of a mud and thatch roof one and you made our dream come true! If you please, we don't have beds for sleeping so we do not have to sleep on the ground where it is wet from the rain and we get bit from scorpions. I am so happy for your help, thank you for that. I am happy if you still help us. I am in class seven and I am 13 years old. Most people agree that education is important for girls and women as it is for boys and men." Yom Jime Bakit, Ayak Anguei Girls' Primary School Student