SSD 07 - FOOD SUPPORT FOR THE STUDENTS OF COMBONI SECONDARY SCHOOL
The project takes place in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, a city that is home to people from different parts of the country. Some of these people arrived in Juba as IDPs, others in search of work or better education, but the economic situation in the country has put many families in desperate need of support.
The Comboni Secondary School in Juba, has a capacity of 760 students. Most of them come from humble backgrounds and often can only afford one meal a day if at all. As a result, the students face some health problems due to malnutrition. Some of them have often fallen ill or fainted in class. The school register shows that about 100 students fall ill every month. The school administration realized that this illness is often due to hunger as some of them do not have enough to eat at home. The floods and the economic reality of the country have contributed to this famine situation.
Working with young people in South Sudan in the field of education, I have found many young people who wish to study, but are limited due to the financial resources in their homes and especially the poor nutrition that has caused most of them to miss school due to health problems.
With this project, we would like to support through a nutrition programme, 106 students (59 boys and 47 girls) preparing to take the national final examination.
This is to avoid the risk of them missing the exams due to malnutrition-related diseases.
Another urgent need at the moment for the school is to buy reagents for the laboratory so to allow the students to have their practices and apply their knowledge in concrete lab set up.
- To support students who have national examinations with an appropriate nutrition programme to avoid malnutrition-related diseases
- Improve the practice of students who will have to pass the chemistry exam
Direct: 106 students
Indirect: the families
Refererent sisters for the project : Sr Lily Grace and Sr Agata Cantone