Friends of Ibba Girls School
South Sudan became an independent nation on July 9th this year, following 50 years of war. It is estimated there are between 8-10 million citizens, up to 70% of whom live on less than a dollar a day.
The Ibba Girls School has come about as a result of a united vision between the local commissioner, an Anglican Bishop and a Catholic priest, and the school has the active support of the local community. The aims of this residential school are to provide high quality education for girls aged between 10 and 18, to help prepare women with the knowledge and skills to help lead this new African nation.
Example costings for the school are as follows:
- £160,000 – pays for a block of 4 classrooms
- £120,000 – pays for a dormitory block with showers & laundry facilities
- £5,000 per year – pays for a senior teacher, they need at least six at the outset
If you are interested in learning more about this exciting project, please visit their website and request a brochure – also you can contact our World Development Adviser, Jeremy Pearce on email: firstname.lastname@example.org