The South Sudanese refugees start their formal education at Roots Academy, a large K-8 school that attracts both boarding students and those from the local area. Roots encourages the students to celebrate their heritage through learning songs and dances of their culture, as well as religious songs.
“The Seeds of South Sudan students are gifted academically and are role models,” said Mr. Collins, head teacher at Roots Academy. He noted that the 1,000 Roots students often elected the South Sudanese students as Head Girl and Head Boy, even though they constitute a fraction of the student body.
“I urge people to support Seeds of South Sudan,” Mr. Collins continued. “They are going to change their nation and make it into one of the best nations in Africa.”