"We're still working, despite the fighting"
On 15 December armed conflict broke out in Juba, the capital of South Sudan and this quickly spread to other parts of Juba. The violence escalated and bitter fighting broke out in other parts of South Sudan, namely Jonglei, Upper Nile and Unity states.
We are happy to report that all our staff were safely evacuated from the troubled areas. However, some staff have been unable to return home as their home towns have been under fire and are currently unsafe.
2013 was a very productive and successful year. Windle Trust trained over two thousand teachers across all ten states in South Sudan, including Maban refugee camp in Upper Nile, and embarked on a five year DFID funded project on girls’ education in Unity and Western Equatoria States.
Windle Trust is committed to working across South Sudan and determined to continue with its educational programmes in 2014. As a result, Windle Trust has re-opened its offices in Juba and is keen to work in unaffected states, and all other states, once peace and security are restored.