Small-scale learning projects will benefit local communities
Khartoum – Abedalgoum Ashmeag
Hundreds of men and women have participated in inauguration celebrations in Central Darfur after the formation of new educational projects, in conjunction with Rwandan forces linked to the United Nations and African Union peacekeeping mission [UNAMID] in the region.
The initiative aims to improve the quality of education in the Sudanese state. UNAMID expressed its support for local educational organisations across Darfur, hoping to foster a suitable environment for learning.
So-called Quick-Impact Projects [QIP], implemented by Rwandan UNAMID peacekeepers, would improve facilities at El Salaam Basic School and El Zahra Secondary Girls’ School, representing efforts to create a regional environment conducive for learning. The QIP schemes included the construction of four new classrooms and latrines, the provision of school furniture and stationery, and the construction of protective security walls.
UNAMID announced in a press release a number of small-scale projects designed to benefit local communities. These educational initiatives followed consultations with regional authorities, it said.
Education would help communities in Darfur to take “suitable decisions,” assisting in the development of a better future and a secure state, the UN organisation claimed.
“Communities throughout Darfur are coming together to make decisions about what would best help their communities develop,” said UANMID Acting Joint Special Representative and Joint Chief Mediator, Aichatou Mindaoudou. “With the wide variety of QIPs proposals, we are seeing it is clear that Darfuris are invested in laying their own foundation for a peaceful and prosperous future.”