Schools For Sudan
When Islamic Relief established the Kerinding II camp for Sudanese families displaced by the conflict nearly 10 years ago, a temporary school was built to ensure that children did not miss out on their education. Now, nearly a decade later, there are still thousands of children in the camp, and a temporary structure is no longer good enough.
The Masakani primary school lacked enough permanent classrooms to house all children, and with a shortage of benches, having to sit on the floor during classes put many students off attending. The Waqf fund provided two new classrooms to replace temporary ones, and the school now has 28 permanent rooms to serve over 2000 students.
In addition, 40 benches were supplied to the new classrooms to give 160 students somewhere to sit, and 240 orphans received new school uniforms, which they otherwise would have struggled to afford.
Now, students like Hanan are more likely to attend school every day, and improve their chances of a brighter future. Waking up at 6:30am every day to clean the house and fetch water, then coming home from school to help her mother do the cooking and housework, the old classrooms made Hanan’s already busy life more difficult. She is so grateful to Islamic Relief for the opportunity to enjoy her lessons, as well as the food and healthcare assistance in the camp, that she says “one day, I hope to complete my studies to become a doctor and serve my young brothers and sisters, and the whole of humanity, as Islamic Relief staff.”