A famine map released by the Observer shows that the region in and around Ibba Girls Boarding School is the only area of South Sudan that continues to be food secure.
The map, which was published in an article in Sunday's Observer about the British links of different factions in South Sudan, colour codes the different levels of food security across the country, highlighting situations of food emergency and famine in the northern and northwestern regions.
Ibba is located within the only white area on the map, indicating that there continues to be enough food in and around that region. The local climate and soil are highly conducive to crop growth, and conditions have remained sufficiently peaceful that most farming has continued undisrupted.
While still buying much of its food locally, the school also grows maize, sesame, groundnuts, mangoes and a range of livestock. As the school population expands by another intake of 40 girl students each year, staff and students and will continue to cultivate more crops in order to aim for self-sufficiency, to learn agricultural and business skills, and to further supply the local community with surplus food.
(You can help us to feed an Ibba girl student for £1.10 a day, through the purchase of locally-grown crops as well as seeds and agricultural tools for the school, by giving here. All donations will enable South Sudanese girls to live and study undisrupted in the safe, caring environment that is Ibba Girls Boarding School.)
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Staff at the Anglican Communion Office in London supporting the Thursdays in Black campaign.