Pader Town gets its Third Secondary School

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Pader district is slowly recovering from years of turmoil, caused by the Lord's Resistance Army insurgency, with opening of schools and hospitals in the countryside. The latest school to be opened to the public is Archbishop Flynn Secondary School located in Olwo Ngur village in Pader town council. The school is named after Retired Archbishop Harry Flynn as head of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, which has been partner with Gulu Archdiocese for several years. The school was built on land offered for free by the people of Olwo Ngur to the Catholic Church. It becomes only the third secondary school in Pader town council. Perina Acen and Augustine Orach are two of the many who offered land for the new school. Speaking at its opening yesterday, they said it is an investment in the future of their children. They said they trust it will be a major contribution to educating people in the impoverished northern Uganda town to elevate them to standards elsewhere in the country. Hundreds of people attended the opening of Archbishop Flynn Secondary School. Highlights of the ceremony included a speech by the Archbishop of Gulu, John Baptist Odama, and colorful traditional dances by students of the school, who waved around the Acholi traditional symbol of blessing,


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