In 2015, Seeds of Wisdom opened a school in Pukuka, South Sudan (a small village near the larger city of Yei, South Sudan). During the 2016 academic year, many families were forced to flee the area due to violence. We have located many of our former students and their families about 50 miles south in refugee camps in northern Uganda. We have continued our mission to provide education for the children of Pukuka by sponsoring 46 children into two Catholic boarding schools and by providing tutoring in two refugee camps for additional former students. In spite of many challenges, many of our students are thriving – their families are grateful that we continue to walk with them. This Advent, we want to share their stories to celebrate their achievements as they near the end of the 2017 academic year.
“The Cream of the Class”
This is the name given to these three students in grade primary 4. Meet Moses George, Levi Condition, and Mandella Agnas. These three boys have exhibited exceptional performance in all of their subjects and lead the class in every way. They proudly say that they have confidence and they aim at excellent performance.
As a testament to their resiliency and ability to work through tough situations, they actually expressed a fear of failure as they started school because they thought the curriculum looked too tough. They applied themselves and found that they could rise to the challenge.
George’s best subject is science and he would like to be a scientist. Levi loves mathematics the most and dreams of being an accountant. Agnas loves English, but he is very interested in being a doctor!
The head teacher at St. Kizito has stated that the boys are very intelligent and, according to him, it is rare for children from a war-torn background to be able to perform at this level in their first year of school. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that they had been exposed to a solid learning environment during their time at St. John the Evangelist in Pukuka! Either way, these are the situations that continue to give hope to the children and their families as they anxiously await the opportunity to move back to their country.
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