In its inaugural year, the Alok Girls’ Academy is ranked as one of the best schools in the country. We are providing quality education for 160 girls in the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. In South Sudan, approximately 10% of girls enter secondary school, and as few as 2% graduate. We are working to change the girls’ graduation rate by hiring highly-trained and passionate teachers that are dedicated to the success of our students. Our goal is to properly prepare the girls so that they may succeed in and graduate from secondary school.
Meet OuR Students
Akech Madut — Seventh Grade
I am thirteen years old and am in primary seven. I love Alok Girls’ Academy. I heard about it from my friends and decided to enroll because it is the best school for girls. I like English and want to continue learning it because it is an international language. I have two brothers and two sisters. I am the only one who goes to school. During the holidays, I always visit my relatives in the countryside. I read, cook and play volleyball with my friends during my free time. My favorite color is violet. When I grow up, I want to become an engineer.
Abiar Garang DenG — Fifth Grade
I am ten years old and am in ﬁfth grade. I two brothers and one sister. I heard about Alok Girls’ Academy from my sister. My favorite subject is English and my favorite color is purple. I use my free time to wash clothes and assist my parents with household duties. My dream is to become President of South Sudan some day. I always pray for that. I am tall and thin with small eyes and ears. I like eating rice and beans. I like playing football, reading, and writing. I don’t like ﬁghting and insulting people. I respect my teachers and my parents.
Akuch Cheng MakueI — Seventh Grade
I am thirteen years old and am in seventh grade. I have one sister and three brothers. I heard about Alok Girls’ Academy from my relatives and my Mam brought me to the school. My favorite subject is Science and my favorite color is white. I want to be a doctor. I wake up for school at six o’clock in the morning. I help my Mam with cooking and washing utensils. Our lessons begin at eight o’clock and we have a break at ten-thirty. We eat lunch at one and depart at three-twenty in the afternoon. I thank God for bringing me to Alok Girls’ Academy. I am the school prefect of hygiene.
Nyanut AkoL — Sixth Grade
I am fourteen years old. I live in Malou Awer, Aweil. l have two brothers and one sister. I heard about Alok Girls' Academy from Akol Yam FM Radio. l am proud that it has become the best school in the region. I thank God that l was accepted as a student at Alok Girls' Academy. I really love this Academy because we have good teachers. Because of the great teaching, I now love science subjects, which l used to hate. During my free time, l read, play netball, and help my parents with some housework. Pink is my favorite color. I love it very much. I want to become a businesswoman and to study business at the university.
Adut AbbaS — Seventh Grade
My name is Adut Abbas. I am 16 years old and in 7th grade.
I live in Hai-Salam, Aweil Town. I have two brothers and four sisters who are all schooling. I was told about Alok Girls' Academy by my former school teacher. I want to study at Alok because unlike my former school, it has the best teachers. My favorite subject is Science. I love reading and sometimes I help the family cook. My favorite color is blue. I want to be a doctor. I also would like to give thanks for Alok Girls' Academy. I love my parents and teachers as well. I also love my school so much.