St Timothy’s School now has 1,007 students spread across ten classes.  There are 14 teachers, three cleaners/cook and two security officers.  8 of the teachers are trained.  It is the trained teachers that The St Timothy Foundation provides the funds for salaries.   The untrained teachers are supported by the parents of the pupils.  The results from the examinations continue to be good.

The new two-classroom block in memory of Claudia Calam was completed.

Four further classrooms for Primary 3-6, one store and one office are being constructed by another “well-wisher” in conjunction with the Diocesan office in Nzara.  Two further classrooms are also needed for the top two years ie Primary 7 and 8.  So far, there are no sponsors for the extra two classrooms.

Further requests from Nzara include:

  • more benches for the increase in number of students
  • a Borehole to be within the confines of the school
  • a shortfall in the amount of rice parents have been able to give for the nursery class breakfasts
  • more trained teachers
  • more materials for the students.
  • two people to be sent to university to train as teachers every two years

Teacher training continued.  Two trainee teachers have completed their one-year foundation course at Kampala International University in Uganda and will begin their undergraduate teacher training in January 2019.

The community in the Vale of Pewsey started a project to make 100 washable Girls Hygiene Kits to help older girls who were missing days at school because of their menstrual cycle.  

Bishop Samuel sent the following message,

Greetings to you in the name of Christ, Amen. On behalf of the pupils in St. Timothy Nursery and Primary School, their parents, State Government, the church, the teachers and on my own behalf I want register our appreciation for the great support you are giving to us to push us towards development. Development starts with Education, Education is the key to this development, quality education is with trained teachers, Thank you for providing this to us, in the years to come Nzara will bring out leaders who will work for peace in the country.

As you may be aware, the peace process is still derailed. The economy is collapsing, more than half of government aided schools and other departments have closed as salaries are not paid for many months. What you do really means a lot.

May God bless you.

Thank you

Bishop Samuel Peni

The insurgence that started in 2013 with the LRA has continued to cause disruption to the people of South Sudan to the present day.