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. 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
Last year, with support from Medic Assist International, we funded a specialist team from Juba to carry out 130 cataract operations to patients at the Martha Eye Clinic in Yei. We hope this can be repeated in 2021.
Over the past ten years, about 25 staff from the County Hospital in Winchester have made visits to Yei, as part of the link with Yei Civil Hospital. Teams have also taught students at the KajoKeji Health Training Institute. Due to COVID-19 no teams could visit in 2020 so we sent online teaching materials that the tutors and students can access. We hope another team can visit the Institute in the autumn of 2021.
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.