On April 26, 2013, Michael Anywar, the teacher representative, hosted Charlie Roscoe from Yarmouth, Maine, USA, Dick Forte from Natick, Massachusetts, USA. and Jeff White from Alexandria, New Hampshire, USA during their visit to St. Bakhita Nursery and Primary School. Also stopping by to deliver school supplies, sports equipment, gifts and cheer for the students were Shirley Martin from Yarmouth, Maine, USA and Dr. David Trobisch from Springfield, Missouri, USA.
There were many purposes for the trip including meeting with Michael to review the quality of education provided to the over 550 nursery and primary students and to learn of the needs of teachers and students as they pursue quality education. We met with teachers to update operating budgets, discuss capital projects including completion of three new classrooms and a proposed solar power system. We met with the students who are provided full scholarships through generous donors to Schools for Refugees, at Star Education Center primary school and Panyadoli Self Help secondary school. We also met with the director of the Panyadoli Health Center who provided a tour of the very rudimentary obstetrics facilities.