Thursday, 22 March 2012
A Teacher for Kenneth Fraser
Our Khartoum office report that a generous Sudanese donor has offered to fund a teacher in one of the self-help schools for the displaced in the Khartoum area. We have chosen the Kenneth Fraser school in Omdurman to benefit from this support. The school has lost many students and 6 teachers who have recently moved to the South, but is still working with some 300 pupils, mostly displaced from Darfur and Kordofan, and 12 teachers.
It is interesting to note that the school is named for Dr Kenneth Fraser, a medical missionary from Scotland, who ran away from home at the age of 14 to join the army and eventually retired as a major-general in the army medical corps. He moved to South Sudan in 1920 and died in Lui after 15 years’ medical missionary work among the Moru people. It seems fitting that a school should still commemorate his legacy of service.
We hope that others will be moved to join the supporters of schools for the displaced in Sudan.
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