With so many children in the camps, there are not enough primary schools for everyone and class sizes can be enormous. In Palorinya camp, four ECSS churches from the Diocese of KajoKeji started their own primary schools which The Brickworks supports by building temporary classrooms, paying teachers and providing basic equipment and books. These four schools cater for more than 4,000 children.
The Brickworks launched a short film in July to showcase the work it does in South Sudan and in refugee camps in Uganda. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nog1B082hdw&t=15s
Earlier this year, the re-opened Martha Eye Clinic was pleased to welcome a specialist team from Juba to carry out 130 cataract operations to patients who had been identified by the eye clinic staff. Thanks go to the team from Juba and to Medic Assist International for part-sponsoring the cataract surgery. We hope this can be repeated in 2021.
Over the past ten years, about 25 staff from the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester have made visits to Yei, as part of the link with Yei Civil Hospital. The teams work alongside local staff, training, encouraging, learning, suggesting things and even fixing broken hospital equipment. Recently our teams have taught students at the KajoKeji Health Training Institute in Arua, Uganda but due to COVID-19 we are unable to send a team this year. We hope that we may be able to send one or two teams in 2021. The photo is of one of the teams at the end of their visit.
The Brickworks treats very seriously any abuse of children, young people or vulnerable adults. It has adopted a zero tolerance policy. If you know of or suspect any inappropriate behaviour by an adult in one of our projects, please report this to our independent safeguarding adviser by email to: mailto:email@example.com . Thank you.