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 street childredn in Masssin, Southern Leyte, Philippines. Her experience in the Philippines was an extremely rewarding experience.
With Solidarity with Southern Sudan, Sr. Margaret is based in Malakal, Sudan and trains teachers in mathematics. On her experience in Malakal, Sr. Margaret says: “In Malakal we are also students, learning from the people. Sometimes I think I learn more than I teach. I enjoy the pace of life here. I enjoy moving around to the schools meeting not just our own teachers but the rest of the teachers as well. I am always made to feel welcome.”