South Sudan gained independence in 2011. It has since been struggling through a civil war which has left thousands dead. Thousands more have been forced to flee their homes and country. Despite this, South Sudan has also become a place for refugees from neighbouring Sudan.
Jesuit Missions is working with the East African Jesuits to help protect and build a future with the people of South Sudan. We are supporting local people to create self-reliant communities leading to self sufficiency and sustainable development.
We also support a secondary school which reopened in 2008 after years of being closed due to the war in Sudan.
Headteacher of Loyola school says, “The quality of education is an important factor in breaking the cycle of poverty, and our hope is that the institute will provide South Sudan with leaders. Men and women of tomorrow who are committed to serving… Click To Tweet
Jesuit Missions launched an appeal in Summer 2018 for South Sudan raising money working together with Loyola secondary school to ensure all children are able to continue with their education, despite the war going on around them.