The Ministry of Defense reports that Mongolia’s 5th Motor Rifle Division rebuilt an old middle school in Pariang County of Unity State in South Sudan.

Mongolian peacekeepers dispatched to South Sudan are working as humanitarian aid workers in rural areas in addition to performing their peacekeeping mission.

The construction work was reportedly completed in just half a month. The engineering branch of the Mongolian division rebuilt the school from the walls to the ceilings and floors. They also made chairs and tables for students, landscaped the schoolyard, planted trees, and built a bathroom.

UNMISS State Coordinator Hiroko Hirahara, Mongolian Battalion Head Colonel B.Baatar, and representatives from humanitarian organizations joined the students, teachers, and staff of the school for a ceremony for the presentation of the new school.