A place to learn for thousands of refugee children in South Sudan
By mid October after many weeks of waiting, school tents, classroom supplies and sports equipment arrived by air in Upper Nile and were then trucked to the refugee camps in Batil and Gendrassa, currently home to more than 50,000 refugees.
In November, thanks to the tireless efforts of the LWF staff of the Emergency Hub, the Emergency roster and the LWF South Sudan program, not to mention the support from the refugee community themselves (parents and teachers), thousands of children are now back in school in the 2 camps.
The LWF’s educational work will initially include primary classes, early childhood development groups, and “child friendly spaces,” which will give children a secure place to be themselves in the midst of chaotic camp life.
Photos by Bent Simonsen, LWF South Sudan