Lovely blue roof

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Last week I received an intriguing email from John Spens on his way home from his recent visit to Yei Diocese with Poppy. They were en route from Yei via the Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) plane flying over Maridi on their way to Entebbe in Uganda and eventually home to the UK. Here’s the message from John:

“I flew over the school in a MAF plane yesterday but my camera was in my bag.
Looks fab!! Lovely blue roof. Construction must be going on well. John”

John was referring to the roof of the new 2-block, 8-classroom extension to Haddow Primary School in Maridi Diocese.

Almost simultaneously, I received the following email from Expert Construction, the builders…on the ground in Maridi:

“Kindly find the attached photos indicating progress on site. We are currently at the painting level and by the end of Thursday we shall be done.”

As you can indeed see from the photographs…the roof is blue! I wanted to share this encouraging news about the completion of the Maridi Primary School extension. The school, which is the best performing Primary School in Maridi County, has currently a total of 782 pupils in attendance – 428 male and 354 female – and up until now had only 8 classrooms. The diocese support 11 teachers while the South Sudan Government currently employs 11 teachers at the school.

The other main Diocesan Primary School in Maridi town, Christ Town Primary currently has a total attendance of 970 pupils and only 8 classrooms. The hunger for education in the new country of South Sudan is indeed very encouraging for the future of the country and its people.

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