Thursday, March 11, 2010

Granville-Abbas Girls School Opens in Kurmuk

In celebration of International Women’s day and the importance of female empowerment through education, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) opened the Granville-Abbas Girls' Secondary School in Kurmuk, Sudan last Monday.

The school is a multi-building complex that includes a library, theater, cafeteria, dormitories, and teacher offices. USAID is also providing books and Internet facilities with computer training resources, while the Blue Nile State government as pledged money for the teacher’s salaries and all operation costs of the new facility.

Although educational resources are broadly needed in the region, the Granville-Abbas school represents an acknowledged gap in the level of education between men and women, and is part of the USAID efforts in providing quality primary and secondary education for women. The school was designed in hopes of serving as a model for girls’ education throughout Sudan.

-Michelle Leung

Source: PR Newswire