St. Thomas Primary School
St. Thomas Primary School in Kuron founded in 2005 is the only primary school in Kauto payam. Of the 220 pupils approx., half of them are toposa. Pupils coming as far as Narus are offered transport home is during vacations. Except for 10, all pupils are boarding.
Work of Programme Manager Kristen Fløgstad
His duty is to follow up the activities of the different programmes, Agriculture, Community development and peace building, Education, Health. He will receive and follow up the work plans from these programmes for August and September.
His plan for the first weeks is to follow the agricultural programme most closely. This programme has got a boost with the arrival of the teacher Stanley Kurong. In addition to teaching at St. Thomas Primary School, he has taking a lead in reintroducing ox ploughing in Kuron. Old ox ploughs are rehabilitated and Stanley has on his own carried the wooden pieces for the oxen all the way from Uganda.
Stanley and the agriculture officer will train two oxen already within the compound of the primary school to draw the ploughs. The plan is to integrate this project among other school activities. If this introduction gets a good start, this might be a new project within the agricultural programme.
When the welder has finished his present work inside the primary school, he has promised to rehabilitate the water tower inside the school garden. There are available iron bars for rehabilitating this tower.
National committee for Healing, Peace and Reconciliation
The executive committee of this national committee consists of five church leaders (one archbishop, three bishop and one moderator who is a reverend). Bishop Paride Taban is the vice chair of the committee. Composition of the commitee.
It is an honour to Kuron Peace Village that this national committee of approx. 30 members will meet here from 2nd – 7th December. The purpose of the gathering will be to reflect together on the work to do, to learn from those in South Africa who have had similar experience and for training of the South Sudanese members.