"This is my happiest time of the day." Alafa following a class in Yusuf Batil camp. 

“Education is everything to me, it keeps me dreaming.” ; 13 years old, Alafa, is a Sudanese refugee living in Yusuf Batil camp in South Sudan.
"I thought I would never have a chance to learn when we left Blue Nile." She and her family had to leave their home because of the conflict in Blue Nile.
"We had to flee with nothing; I left all my book and clothes. In the camp, I got uniform and books. I can now speak English, isn't it amazing?" 

UNHCR is supporting 23 primary schools in Maban County (border with Sudan’s Blue Nile) where over 27,000 refugee children continuing their education.

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