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.

Our second student success story is about Jido David. Jido and Tiyo, whom you met in our first story, are classmates. They are both top performers in their class. Jido is the class prefect/leader of primary one. One of his strong characteristics is his excellent diction and his ability to articulate clearly. This helps him provide great leadership for all students in the classroom.

Jido also has a gift for painting and drawing. His teachers are working with him to enrich and enhance his innate abilities. There will be a painting competition this semester, sponsored by an insurance company in Uganda, and the teachers are preparing the students to participate in the competition. Both Jido and Tiyo have been selected to participate. Jido has a bright future ahead as he pursues his painting and takes on more leadership roles.

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