St. Timothy’s School
St. Timothy’s School was started in 2010 by Bishop Samuel Peni in order to begin to address the lack of education opportunities in South Sudan caused by 20 years of civil war. South Sudan has the lowest literacy rate in the world. We fund the teachers, equipment and running costs of the school.
It began as an “under-tree school” with 40 pupils and now has grown to 451. In 2011 we paid for a two-classroom school building. Thanks to a generous grant from The Barnabas Fund, a second classroom block was added in 2012.
We also fund two primary school teachers in an “Under Tree” School in a remote area of Nzara Diocese which is too far away for the children to travel to St Timothy’s School.