Indian peacekeepers rebuild damaged classrooms in Bor
Indian peacekeepers have repaired two classrooms at a primary school in Bor in South Sudan to ensure that children in the conflict-affected area are able to carry out their studies safely and in some comfort.
On a patrol to the area, the Indian battalion, serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, noticed that two of the classrooms at St Andrews School were severely damaged. After consulting with the community and the director of the school, they completely rebuilt the structures so that children can once again attend lessons.
“The renovation has proven to be a true blessing for the school since the students of primary classes were sitting in the open facing challenges of the weather”, said Malwar John, head teacher at St Andrews.
Parents said they were grateful to the peacekeepers for supporting the local community and giving children the opportunity to learn and reach their full potential.
“It’s a great news for us,” said one parent. “My daughter along with her classmates had to sit out in the open because of the recent damage to the building. She came home happy and smiling, ready to settle down again in the new classrooms.”