What is Malek Academy?
There had been a school on the Malek site for over a century until it was destroyed in Africaís longest-running civil war. This was a war that not only destroyed the school but deprived children of a voice and their hope for the future. With the birth of the new Republic of South Sudan in July 2011, there is a chance to rebuild the school and give the children of that country hope once again. And that is exactly what we are hoping to do.
Slowly but surely we are rebuilding the school. Bit by bit, classrooms, science labs and computer suites are taking shape and Malek Academy is growing into an institution that can indeed give the young people of South Sudan a sound education and hope for the future - and can give the country a well-educated group of people to take it forward.
Malek Academy is entirely funded by donations given by individuals. Without those donations, the children there would not be able to receive a high standard of education, make plans for their years ahead and, perhaps most importantly, help to rebuild their country.
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Malek Academy has been caught up in a terrible civil war in South Sudan during the past 6 months. The school was evacuated a few days before Christmas 2013 and has since been the base for both sides in the continuing conflict in the region. The school has now been completely looted and there is significant damage to all of our buildings. Thankfully our staff and children are all safe although many have lost parents and family members in the troubles.
For the short term, Malek Academy has relocated to the teacher training Academy in the capitol Juba, where we can ensure the safety of our children.
We are now committed to re-building the school, repairing the damage and getting classes up and running again on the site.
I am Achiek Kueth a student at Malek Academy. I want to write about school's life before and after the crisis. First of all my thanks goes to all who have contributed to our concentration on studies. It hard like searching for gold in thorns and thistles of rocky land but our concern people made it simple like drinking of water when very thirsty.
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