JUBA, NOV. 7, 2023 (SUDANS POST) – The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) on Tuesday donated desks and chairs to Global Nursery and Primary School in Luri Payam of Juba County in Central Equatoria State.
The school, which offers education to about 396 pupils, is now equipped with 150 desks and chairs from the Turkish charity.
Speaking during the handover ceremony of furniture in Juba on Tuesday, Erdem Mutaf, the Turkish ambassador to South Sudan, said the donation is part of embassy priorities of empowering schools.
“The Turkish Embassy priorities are childcare, education, health and women empowerment, so this an example of our project to this school as providing desks and chairs,” Mutaf said.
The ambassador hoped the generous support will help to create conducive and safe learning space for children.
“I hope it will try to create environment conducive for education in this school but as you say still you have many needs in the school”
For his part, William Wol Wol, Head teacher of Global Nursery and Primary School hailed Turkish charity and embassy for the kind support.
“My first appreciation goes to the Turkish government for the contribution that they have made by providing desks to our school such that our children today will start sitting since the day Jesus was born, nobody has provided a desk here and keep that spirit, let it not end with only the desk,” said Wol.
He said the children who were sitting on the stone, will not have comfortable seats.
“Children by then we are sitting on the stone, and you know when a teacher is standing for 45 mins while a child is sited, you know the buttocks become very hot and the child will never really understand what the teacher is teaching,” he said.
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