Batil Refugee Camp, South Sudan – a place to learn for thousands of children

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

Supervised by LWF staff , the refugee community in Batil Refugee Camp, Upper Nile, South Sudan helps to erect the school tents for their children. Batil camp is now home to more than 37,000 refugees © Bent Simonsen, LWF South Sudan

 

 

School tents and classroom supplies were airlifted from Nairobi in mid October and are now serving thousands of children in Batil Refugee Camp, Upper Nile, South Sudan © Bent Simonsen, LWF South Sudan

 

One of the new classrooms in Batil Refugee Camp © Bent Simonsen LWF South Sudan

 

Thousands of children now have a place to learn.  © Bent Simonsen, LWF South Sudan

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s