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Sr Annette St Amour IHM

Sr Annette

Sr Annette St Amour IHM of Monroe, Michigan USA is a member of the Solidarity national Pastoral Team based in Juba.  Annette came in February 2014  from 28 years in South Africa where she worked in parish ministry and the Durban Catechetical Office. Past experiences prepared her for ministry as support and resource for diocesan pastoral teams and in particular ...

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Riimenze Community Projects-Refugee Camp Outreach

Just down the road from the Riimenze community in Western Equatoria, Southern Sudan is Makpandu Refugee Camp. The refugees have fled from violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic. Solidarity with Southern Sudan is currently offering informal education classes focusing on women’s empowerment. Makpandu Refugee Camp – Western Equatoria, Southern Sudan Sister Rosa Le Thi ...

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Riimenze Community Projects-Health

Sr. Joana Mai Hla Kyi RNDM (Myanmar) is has developed a small clinic in Riimenze that delivers care to patients with an emphasis on herbal medicine and natural treatment. Sr. Joana is a professionally trained nurse and specializes in herbal medicine. Many of the medicines that are prescribed for patients are grown right in the Riimenze community. One of the ...

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Riimenze Community Projects-Women’s Group

Sr. Josephine Murugi Njiri RNDM (Kenya) has developed a women’s group in Riimenze, Western Equatoria, Southern Sudan. The goal of the project is to teach women a skill and help them strive to seek new knowledge. She is using sewing as a tool to empower women to increase their family income. Currently, there are eleven women learning to sew with ...

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Women Empowerment

by Sr Josepheine Muruji ZEREDA (PEACE) WOMEN GROUP The peace group is engaged in learning tailoring and sewing skills with the aim of helping women to become self- reliant in the future. Tailoring is viewed as men’s job in this particular area and therefore women do not seem to be interested in learning the skill. There were no women tailors ...

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Mr. Benard Okollah

Mr. Benard Okollah

          I have been working with Solidarity with South Sudan since May 2013. Since I started working in South Sudan Program as Financial Systems Project Manager I have had the opportunity to continue to grow as a professional as a person, I have had challenging and exciting opportunities to lead a variety of projects in South ...

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Br. Denis Loft

Br Denis LoftDe La Salle Brother, Australia

This is my second stint with Solidarity. I am a teacher who enjoys being with keen students. Working with these tall men, and a few women, from Malakal and Leer has been rewarding. They come from such difficult situations but have a quiet confidence that things will improve. Sadly the war in their area means that it may take a ...

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Crisis in South Sudan

Sr Elizabeth Ryan, an Irish member of the Faithful Companions of Jesus who trains teachers, sings with children alongside Nyachingowk Laa in 2010 at a Catholic school in Malakal, South Sudan.
(CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey)

“None of our group has left the country because of the violence. Being in solidarity means being one with the people. It means standing faithfully beside them at this tragic time” Despite unrest, some foreign religious say they’ll stay in South Sudan United States (CNS) – While many foreigners have fled the fighting in South Sudan, an international group of ...

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Latest News from South Sudan

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The Good, the Bad and the Dreadful It has been a troubled time in South Sudan since violence erupted in Juba, the capital, on December 15th last year. Order was quickly restored in Juba but not before the violent genie fled the lamp of the capital and initiated death and destruction in some parts of the country. It is a ...

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Sr. Margaret Scott, RNDM

Sr. Margaret Scott, RNDM

Margaret Scott is my name and I am a Sister of Our Lady of the Missions from New Zealand. After working for many years in Aboriginal education in Western Australia I was given the opportunity to work in Rome for two years. During that time my eyes were opened to the plight of the people of Southern Sudan and so ...

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