June 2014 Newsletter
In the middle of the rainy season, the crops at the Marial Bai Secondary School are beginning to grow. Rice and sesame are flourishing in the extra rain this year. Your continued support ensures food for the staff and students through the campus nutrition program. National food shortages and rising cost of imports due to unrest in the country makes our sustainable campus farm imperative. In the farms second year, the program has been an overwhelming success and there are future plans to have all students and staff meals grown on campus.
The ongoing political conflict has pushed the school to serve more students and families who have left their affected areas. The area surrounding the school remains safe and our students are striving toward success with the guidance of their dedicated teachers and desire for a peaceful future in their country. MBSS tripled female enrollment and doubled the female boarders. Focusing on growing the girls' program truly impacts the future of their families and the South Sudanese community.
FEWER THAN 1% OF HIGH SCHOOL AGE GIRLS ARE ENROLLED SCHOOL.
GRADUATING FROM MBSS CHANGES A FEMALE STUDENT'S FUTURE AS ONE OF THE BEST EDUCATED WOMEN IN THE NATION.
The VAD Foundation is proud to announce a partnership with Girls' Globe as a featured organization. Working towards women's equality in South Sudan has always been part of the VAD Foundation mission. Visit our introductory blog post about progress in Girls' Education at MBSS.
The VAD Foundation