New South Sudanese fiction!
Happenings at MBSS–33 girls join this academic year!
A rare example of South Sudanese literature — There is a Country: New Fiction from the New Nation of South Sudan
explores the young country's burgeoning culture and first steps as a nation. As editor Nyuol Lueth Tong explains, "In an effort to enrich our culture and share the work of ...
A new chapter for our students, a new chapter for MBSS!
As the Marial Bai Secondary School settles into its fifth year of quality instruction, the VAD Foundation is excited to welcome a new class of ambitious youth to campus. We look forward to their contributions and to a fruitful year of quality courses (in addition to developing the campus, such as in cultivating our school garden!). We are particularly pleased to ...
Support girls’ education today!
The new academic year has begun for our students at the Marial Bai Secondary School, marking its fifth year of operation.
With this new beginning, we have fantastic news to share:
Our students scored so highly on the senior class’s examinations that, of thirty-eight high schools in South Sudan, the Marial Bai Secondary School ranked third, nationwide!
The efforts of our exceptional teachers and students ...
Winter break for MBSS students!
Fewer than one percent of girls go on to attend secondary school in South Sudan. The VAD Foundation is committed to changing this harrowing statistic. This past school year, 34 girls boarded at the Marial Bai Secondary School's all-female dormitories. At full capacity, the Marial Bai Secondary School will house more female students than any other secondary school in South Sudan. Help us reach that goal as we prepare for increased enrollment with the new ...
We hope you enjoy some photos from this past winter. Our students studied extensively for their end-of-term examinations, testing for each class during November through mid-December. They are now on break with their families before classes begin at the Marial Bai Secondary School. The following photos are of our senior students (the form 4 class, in the bottom row), as well as the first- through third-year students.
End of the school year draws near
Progress in the stalks
In the coming weeks, our students will be sitting through examinations--and for our Grade 12 students, these exams are the final hurdle before receiving their degree from the Marial Bai Secondary School. We cannot thank you enough for supporting us in our school's fourth year of operation, and for helping our students to come so far. We hope these photos illustrate some of the ...
The school farm has experienced quite a bit in the past few months--sun, rain, more rain, drowning, renewal. Fortunately, a number of resilient plants were spared, and our students and staff were able to enjoy some fruits and vegetables. We hope you enjoy looking through the photos, and have a wonderful Autumn. Check our Facebook
for further updates ...