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Windle Trust International donates 150 bicycles to teachers in Unity state

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By Bonifacio Taban Kuich

November 26, 2010 (BENTIU) – Windle Trust International, in partnership with the Unity state’s education ministry, has donated 150 bicycles to help teachers in Leer and Guit counties.

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Teachers recieves donation from Windle Trust of bicycles for Leer county Unity state, South Sudan. Nov. 25, 2010 (ST)

The organization is providing capacity building and education programs in South Sudan targeting teachers who are Arabic speakers and the female teachers.

The bicycles were donated to motivate teachers, improve punctuality and increase ease movement in the areas of teaching.

Josh Onyang Kuic, an inspector for the state Ministry of Education, told Sudan Tribune that his Ministry would work with the Windle Trust to extend the project further to other counties in Unity State.

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A female teacher from Guit countyrecieves a bicycle donated by the Windle Trust, Unity State, South Sudan. Nov. 25, 2010 (ST)

The course coordinator for Windle Trust the Steward Francis said that the organization is prioritizing assisting government of Southern Sudan particularly in terms of education at the state level.

According to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), less than a quarter (24%) of people in Southern Sudan are literate. Only 12% of women are literate compared with 37% of men. This is considerably worse than in the north, where 71% of men and 52% of women are literate.

Sudan’s south may opt to secede from the north of the country in a referendum in January.

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  • 27 November 2010 04:02, by LL Reuben

    Congratulation to the teachers of Unity State for their new bicycles. Teaching is the most underated profession in the world, and that is why I am thrilled by this news. If South Sudan want to have a future its better look after the teachers properly.

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    • 27 November 2010 04:16, by Abionmur!

      Thanks Reuben, I couldn’t think of anything aside from supporting your input.
      Yes teachers are the ingredients of development in any developing nation.
      Kiir and Riek should do more to support them.

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    • 27 November 2010 04:36, by Atari _Omoni

      donates 150 bikes??
      what for? Windle Trust should not ecourages the southern sudanese people to be lazy by receiving free stuffs. Teachers have money, and they have to buy their means of transportation.
      Those bikes should have been given to healthcare providers,instead of teachers or should have given to the people who are looking after animals/cattle.

      Omoni from Natinga,south sudan,

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      • 27 November 2010 04:54, by LL Reuben

        Omoni,

        Health workers and teachers are in a simillar column, but you are right, health workers need aid too but the donnor is not South Sudan government, it is an outside organization.

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        • 27 November 2010 11:37, by David Masua

          It is unfortunate that in the present world some people still think other professions are better than others. Why can’t the health workers buy bicycles with their salaries?

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