Carolyn visited Yei in December and was delighted to be involved with the ceremony to open the new building. Although there is still work to do the first children will be able to use the classrooms in February when the new school years starts.. This means that our little school will be a Kindergarten and Prmary School enabling more children to access seducation.
During her visit in December Carolyn was also able to visit two other areas in South Sudan to work with parents and local leaders to set up Kindergartens for children who have no access to education. Exisitng community buildings such as churches will be used to house the classes and parents will pay a small contribution termly to support the teachers and to enable the children to have a modest meal of rice and beans each day.
In both areas, Rokon and Awerial, over 200 young children have been registered to attend classes. The schools have been given some basic materials such as a chalk board , some simple resources and stationery as well as enough to provide food for the children for the first term. The children are so excited to be able to go to school and thank all those who have made this possible.
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Immanuel Kindergarten was founded in the 1980s to serve the young children of Yei in South Sudan. A long civil war intervened and the children and familes became refugees in Uganda. When they eventually returned to Yei nearly
20 years later with very few belongings a priority was to re open the Kindergarten. The roof was falling in and inside was dark and dreary. The Immanuel Kindergarten charity was founded to work in partnership with the families of Yei to build a new school