School 6

Bor Town
Southern Sudan

A 15 year old girl in Sudan is more likely to die from childbirth than she is to receive a primary education


Our most ambitious project to date, working with a group of local refugee women from Sudan (www.baaiborwomen.org.au) whose great wish is to improve the lives of girls and women in Bor Town, Southern Sudan.  A six classroom school is currently under construction but progress has been difficult due to the recent civil unrest. Once stability is restored we intend to complete and open the school as soon as possible.   Bor Town has a population of 65,000 who are currently living in conditions that are little better than a refugee camp. Most of the population still rely on food from the UN. Southern Sudan has no basic infrastructure to speak of, very few schools and hospitals and only 50 km of sealed road. Over 90% of women in Southern Sudan are illiterate.

Bryn’s School 6 was due to open  in November 2013, sadly the current civil unrest in Southern Sudan has meant that the opening has been delayed. We however will not give up on these girls and will continue to work to have our school opened.

Over 90% of women in Southern Sudan are illiterate.