We interviewed a MBSS alumn who has continued his education and is an inspiration to South Sudanese students. Piol Majok Manyuon is currently a second-year student of chemical engineering at Harare Institute of Technology in Zimbabwe.
When South Sudan gained independence in 2011, one of the most pressing challenges it faced was building institutions of learning. There were hopes, therefore, that higher education would receive a considerable portion of the national budget.
In my 5th and 6th years of teaching EAL students math at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate, I spent my summers with a group of volunteers at [Marial Bai] helping to train the local teachers who were just high school graduates themselves.