If Sr Edvine, Principal of St Bakhita School ever writes a memoir it would read like an adventure novel:
--Murder on the school grounds: yes, an intruder was shot to death attempting to steal the school’s goats;
--Marooned by floods: yes, when the river between the school and the diocesan compound rises during the rainy season, she cannot get home at night and has to sleep at the school; and
--Stranded in the desert: As you can see in this photo, the vehicle Edvine was using to visit scholarship girls in another town became hopelessly stuck in the shifting sands of a dry wadi (riverbed). She and the driver spent hours in the punishing heat attempting to free the car.
What a pioneer! Despite all the drama in her life, 3 of her students placed in the top 5 among all 8th grade students in the first-ever statewide exams in South Sudan.