Advent calendar – December 12

simon puot poth

Simon Puot Poth is the headmaster for some of the Lutheran World Federation schools at Kakuma refugee camp. Photo: Paul Plett

Simon Puot Poth believes in education’s ability to bring people together. Simon is headmaster at Hope Primary School in Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp. Many of his students come from war-torn countries. He is a refugee himself, forced to leave South Sudan shortly after conflict began in 2013. Now he is doing everything he can to help those who have had their lives uprooted, despite the difficult circumstances in Kakuma.

“I want to help my brothers and sisters who have run away from war in South Sudan to better their lives through education.”

Over 5,000 students are enrolled in emergency schools in Kakuma. Simon is grateful for the Learning and Living kits and other support they’ve received from Canada and hopes that it will continue for the sake of refugees who’ve lost so much.


gifts from the heart logoGive a child the tools they need for school. A Quick Kit includes supplies like pencils, crayons and notebooks, while soap, a toothbrush and toothpaste support good health. Quick Kits are identical to CLWR We Care Learning and Living kits. Give the gift of a Quick Kit.

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