Bericht aus der Schule in Doba


P. Sen schreibt am 23. Februar 2021:

Die Schule in Doba ist in Betrieb. Die müssten die Schule eine Weile schließen, da alle Institutionen im Chad gegen die Regierung protestiert haben und auch die Privatinstitutionen waren gezwungen mitzumachen. Im März ist Wahl im Chad und das ganze Land ist momentan in ‚Aufregung‘.  Es schaut nicht so aus, dass der jetzige Machthaber – Idriss Deby - die Macht aufgeben wird, auch wenn es die Wahl verlieren würde!! ( was im Afrika nicht selter ist!)   Es gibt eine allgemeine Unzufriedenheit im Land. Die Situation im Land ist derzeit nicht sehr friedlich. Das Land ist seit mehr als einem Jahr von langen, häufigen Streiks durch unbezahlte Arbeiter, Lehrer und Offiziere geplagt. Beten wir für dieses Land!

Anbei findet ihr einen Brief von P Boris Nixon, dem Direktor der Schule und ein paar aktuelle Fotos von der Schule. Eine Reise nach Chad in der naher Zukunft ist eher unwahrscheinlich!

A SHORT REPORT FROM THE SFS COMPLEXE SCHOOL OF DOBA- CHAD.

The SFS school in Doba has succesfully achieved the activities of the first trimester 2020-2021. Out of 165 students (pupils),  155 have  performed well in semestral exams . On January 11th the school opened for the second trimester. Everything went on well for a week, but then we were forced to stop the classes for two weeks due to the employers’ demand for  salaries from the government. In fact as a private school, we were not to be disturbed but there is system of not allowing private schools to function when public schools are facing some problems. After the pleading of religious leaders, schools reopened on February 8th, 2021.  For the time being, everything is going on well. 

The actual worry we have is about the financial matters. Due to Covid, we did not get a great number of students in all the classes as expected. The present situation is as follows:

Primary Section

Kindergarden : 54 students

CP1 : 47 students

CP2 : 36 students

6e d’accueil : 28 students

 

Altogether 165 students  taken care by 7 full-time teachers, 2 workers  and school director. The income from the school fees is not enough to cover all the school expenses.  In that way, the money we received this school year from Agape Austria has been a great help.  So far it has been used for the teachers’ salaries and the running of the school. We once more thank you sincerely for  that. A part of it was also used  for the opening of the new Children’s Home and its running well. We are now expecting to run with the school fees that parents are paying slowly and progressively. We cannot expect more from the parents because of the economical situation of the country.

 

Secondary Section

In the secondary school there are 97 students. 41 in 6e ; 56 in 5e  and 20  secondary school teachers. Classes are going on well. We have started computer classes this year with laptops. The construction of the main school building is not yet completed, we are also looking for a possibility of having a well furnished library.

Fr Boris Nixon, School Director