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MEST, Partners Construct Makeshift Schools for Disaster Affected Children

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MEST, Partners Construct Makeshift Schools for Disaster Affected Children

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“There are four things that are important when we talk about education for children, one is that you have a good curriculum or a good context, secondly you have motivational teachers …. And you also need children who are keen to learn and last of all and equally important is a safe place for the children”, Jim Emerson added.

He thanked the Ministry of Education for their relentless effort in getting the project off the ground, adding that it a positive attitude in a bid to provide quality education for the children.

The Minister of Education, Dr. Minkailu Bah, encouraged the children to fully utilize the facility. He stated that the Ministry will continue to monitor the progress of the children throughout their period on the camp.

Dr Bah disclosed that the construction of the makeshift structure to provide a temporary learning facility for the affected children is a demonstration of their continued support to provide quality education for all children of school going age.

 “We owe our service to the affected children and therefore we have worked with our partners to establish these makeshift schools to be able to provide opportunity for our children to access education”, Dr. Bah said.

Chief of Education UNICEF, Wongani Grace Taulo stated that no matter any crises a country faces, education cannot wait, adding that it was what prompted the move to construct the makeshift structures for the affected children to have access to education.

Deputy Minister of Education 1, Dr. Christiana Thorpe said the move was part of Government’s efforts to provide quality education for school going pupils. She called on the people of the camp to be monitoring the progress of the children.

An assessment tour of the makeshift structure in the camp was done by the Minister, with the development partner.

MEST, Partners Construct Makeshift Schools for Disaster Affected Children

By Idrissa Conteh

 

The Ministry of Education in partnership with development partners have constructed and handed over temporary learning structures at the Old Skool and Juba Barracks Camps for the disaster-affected children.

The Regional Director, Save the Children in West and Central Africa, Jim Emerson said the provision of the temporary learning structures is an effort to getting more children attends school.

He emphasized on education being a key to sustainable development and therefore promised his organization’s continued partnership for better education in the country.

“There are four things that are important when we talk about education for children, one is that you have a good curriculum or a good context, secondly you have motivational teachers …. And you also need children who are keen to learn and last of all and equally important is a safe place for the children”, Jim Emerson added.

He thanked the Ministry of Education for their relentless effort in getting the project off the ground, adding that it a positive attitude in a bid to provide quality education for the children.

The Minister of Education, Dr. Minkailu Bah, encouraged the children to fully utilize the facility. He stated that the Ministry will continue to monitor the progress of the children throughout their period on the camp.

Dr Bah disclosed that the construction of the makeshift structure to provide a temporary learning facility for the affected children is a demonstration of their continued support to provide quality education for all children of school going age.

 “We owe our service to the affected children and therefore we have worked with our partners to establish these makeshift schools to be able to provide opportunity for our children to access education”, Dr. Bah said.

Chief of Education UNICEF, Wongani Grace Taulo stated that no matter any crises a country faces, education cannot wait, adding that it was what prompted the move to construct the makeshift structures for the affected children to have access to education.

Deputy Minister of Education 1, Dr. Christiana Thorpe said the move was part of Government’s efforts to provide quality education for school going pupils. She called on the people of the camp to be monitoring the progress of the children.

An assessment tour of the makeshift structure in the camp was done by the Minister, with the development partner.

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