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Sr. Barbara Paleczny, SSND

Sr. Barbara Paleczny, SSND

Barbara Paleczny, a Canadian School Sister of Notre Dame, forms part of the community of Malakal.  As a member of Solidarity with South Sudan, she teaches Christian Religious Education and English at the Solidarity Teacher Training College there and in various centers throughout the country.  With a PhD and an SThD (Doctorate in Sacred Theology), she also values giving directed ...

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Sr. Margaret Sheehan, FCJ

Sr. Margaret Sheehan, FCJ

Sr. Margaret Sheehan of the Faithful Companions of Jesus has an extensive background in education.  As Sr. Margaret says:  “I began my working life as a teacher and perhaps I will end it also as a teacher.” She has taught mathematics and geography in Ireland.  Sr. Margaret has also lived and worked in the Philippines in pastoral services and with ...

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Br. Bill Firman FSC

Br. William Firman, FSC (Australia) Director, Teacher Training College

The new Executive Director of Solidarity with South Sudan is Brother Bill Firman, a De La Salle Christian Brother from Australia who has a long history of leadership in Australia, including a time as Province Leader as well as being the Principal of four different Catholic secondary schools in Australia and New Zealand. He was the Principal of a Catholic ...

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Sr Yudith Pereira, RJM

Sr. Yudith Pereira, RJM

Sr. Yudith Pereira Rico, the new Associate Executive Director responsible for the office of Solidarity in Rome, is a Religious of Jesus and Mary from Spain, with 17 years of mission life in Africa. With a background training in Agricultural Engineering specialised in rural development and building, she has been working in education in different fields: in formal primary, secondary ...

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