UNICEF donates education materials to schools in Abyei Administrative Area

UNICEF truck carrying materials for schools in Abyei Administrative Area. | Credit: Chol Ayiik Chol | AIRS 2022

The department of education information culture youth and sports in Abyei Administrative Area received learning materials for primary school learners on Thursday.

A first truck loaded with exercise books, girls’ necessities for example inner wear and materials for nursery learners has arrived in the area from Wau. The director of primary education in Abyei Administrative Area Chol Ngor says the donation is from UNICEF.

Ngor says the materials will help the learners continue with their education and will reduce pressure on parents and promote education in the area. He did not mention when distribution of the materials will be done. Moreover, he says they will first meet to determine the day of distributing the materials to learners. Ngor expects that the education project will be launched between 26 January and 2 February this year in the presence of South Sudan minister of general education and instruction. He says the project is supported by UNICEF and Norwegian embassy.