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School in Temporary Shelter

South Sudanese refugees Nyumanzi camp, in Adjumani district, Northern Uganda.
Due to the high amount of pupils Alaak, the teacher and headmaster, is forced to teach his primary four class in the partially built Anglican Church adjacent to the two classrooms he has already set up. Despite these challenges Alaak never waivers in his zeal for education. “South Sudan has been at war a long time and we need to bring up the young generation – they are the backbone of tomorrow.”
There are only 4 schools for refugees across the Nyumanzi settlement. In fact, around 70% of the population are of school-going age – putting extra pressure on the already stretched schools. As a result local refugee-run schools have begun popping up across the settlement to meet the huge demand for education.