UNMISS GHANCOY 3 has donated teaching and learning materials to the South Sudan Education Center Primary and Senior High School in Aweil, Northern Bahr el Ghazel State on Saturday 6 February 2021, during a brief ceremony held at the school’s premises.
The donation was done as part of the Company’s Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) programme. The items included Note Books, Exercise Books, Writing Materials (Pens, Chalks, Erasers and Rulers), Toiletries and other assorted items to support the final year students as they prepare for their final examination.
GHANCOY 3, in consultation with the school authorities attached two Officers to the school to assist in teaching and preparing the students for their final examination.
The Officer Commanding (OC) of the Company, Lt Col Rafat Awudu, in his remarks stated that, the gesture was part of its good will to strengthen capacity building with needy educational institutions in Aweil to attain good academic standards and build discipline among the students. He stated that, the Company had been passionately working for sustainable peace in South Sudan, but without education, it would be a challenge for the youth to take up the mantle whilst building on peace.
Receiving the items on behalf of the school, the Headmaster, Mr Deng Bol Deng, expressed his profound gratitude to GHANCOY 3 for the kind gesture. He revealed that since the establishment of the school, they had not received any support from any external organization and was therefore grateful to GHANCOY 3 for their sacrifices. Mr Deng Bol Deng, who could not hide his excitement said, the Directorate of Education and the entire Staff of the school were appreciative of the donation and would put the stationery to good use.