After a tough selection process which included an interview and teaching a 20 minute lesson to the girls, with candidates travelling for up to 4 days to reach Ibba (including some who had not applied or been short-listed but decided to come on the off chance anyway!) we have appointed an outstanding leadership team for the school:
Head Teacher: Aluma Richard Gamma.
Richard is from South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria State. He has a Masters Degree in Education Management, a Postgraduate Diploma in Secondary Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry – all from Makerere University, Uganda – plus experience as a Head-teacher at two schools in Kampala, as a lecturer at St Mary’s University Juba and at Rombur National Teacher Training Institute.
Director of Studies: Ajidiru Vicky Dratia.
Vicky is from Arua, Uganda and has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Kyambogo University in Kampala; a Diploma in Secondary Education from the National Teachers College in Arua; experience as Head of Department and as a classroom teacher for English Language and Literature at Bulamu Seed School; as a trainer for a British Council programme for English language teaching in Rwanda; and as a team leader for the Forum for African Women’s Education (FAWE) and a Canadian NGO programme Taking Action for Girl Child Education.
Finance Manager: Sonaa Santino.
Sonaa is a young and energetic South Sudanese man, 29 years of age, born in Ibba and until recently based in Yambio, WES, He holds a degree in Business Administration specializing in the field of Procurement and Logistics Management, as well as experience in finance management. He has two years working experience with Equity Bank South Sudan as Relationship Officer- Operations and Acting Branch Accountant. Picture shows Sonaa with Gary Bandy, FIGS Treasurer.
All 3 have already started their work at IGBS. In next month’s Newsletter we will tell the stories of the amazing personal journeys they have travelled to achieve education, and of the values and personal commitment which have led them to join us in Ibba.