Naomi Pendle with villagers, Luonyaker, Warrap, Bahr el-Ghazal, Sudan.
HART has developed a supportive relationship with the Marol School, near Luonyaker. This is described as a 'Girls school, to which Boys may come!', emphasizing the need to increase female education. The academy now caters for between 300-350 pupils and although currently shut for the elections, will be back up and running in May. As well as classrooms, a library is being built to provide support for the teachers as well as the pupils. In 2008, the school functioned with 7 full-time and 3 part-time teachers. Commencing 2009, 3 teachers will be sent on 3 month long training courses during the school's close-down period in the dry season. HART's helped during this training period...WoD winner Naomi Pendle will be acting as a Teacher Trainer and Training Facilitator at Marol Academy (South Sudan). The main obstacle to needed education in South Sudan is the vacuum of people who have been taught how to teach. Marol Academy has some of the best-trained and performing teachers in South Sudan, according to an expert working for Save The Children. Yet they still only have a basic secondary school education and they have no teacher training. Naomi's primary role will be to teach and teacher train. Further teacher training would foster excellent practice and enhanced learning in the school, qualifying it to become a beacon for others and to operate as a teacher training hub. For Marol Academy to flourish as a school of schools in the future, it is also crucial to invite wider involvement from other teaching professionals. She would help facilitate such visits and help host the teacher trainers while they are at Marol.Add to Lightbox Download