Rwandan UNAMID troops donate school to Darfur
Rwandan peacekeepers in Sudan’s conflict torn region of Darfur, Monday officially handed over to the local community a fully furnished school they helped build.
Residents of Turba Village, in Zamzam, a few kilometres south of the provincial capital, El Fasher, were full of praise of the Rwandan troops, and UNAMID, for what they considered a great achievement – one that will have a lasting impact.
UNAMID Force Commander, Lt. General Patrick Nyamvumba, was the Guest of Honour at the event and he is quoted saying: “UNAMID is not only here to provide physical security for the people of Darfur, but also to ensure their social status is greatly improved”.
Early last year, members of a Rwandan contingent - RwanBatt23 (37 infantry battalion) in Zamzam started work on the school with participation from the local community. The aim was to support the sustainable development of Turba village.
The new school will accommodate more than 500 students.
A related UNAMID statement says the school which was funded as one of several quick impact projects (QIPs) by the Mission, is among 23 ongoing QIPs initiatives aimed at providing an immediate benefit to communities in the region.
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