Tonj, 23 January, 2020 / 4:19 am (ACI Africa).
In a country with high levels of illiteracy, the provision of education by Catholic Church institutions is helping in guaranteeing a future of many young people amid challenges occasioned by the protracted civil conflict, ACI Africa has gathered.
“We are trying to give a quality education that is not too much expensive for the population where we live. Let me say, it is an affordable good quality education that we are trying to provide,” Brother Pomykacz Jacek Andrzej, a Comboni Missionary, Administrator of two Comboni Primary Schools in Yirol, one of the parishes of South Sudan’s Rumbek diocese told ACI Africa correspondent in a recent interview.
In Yirol, a town located some 225 Km away from the South Sudanese capital Juba, the contribution to the social life by Catholic educational institutions has a maximum value.
“I would say the most visible achievement is the number of primary (school) leavers,” Br Pomykacz who is also the Principal of the Holy Cross and St. Daniel Comboni Primary Schools told ACI Africa on the sidelines of a meeting of the Comboni Missionary Fathers and Brothers ministering in South Sudan.
“The achievement is the number of pupils who leave our schools and proceed to secondary school and university for careers of their life,” he added.