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‘Being with the people’ at center of mission in South Sudan

‘Being with the people’ at center of mission in South Sudan

When Sister Rosa Le Thi Bong came to Riimenze in 2008, there wasn’t much there. “There was a house that had been built by the Comboni Sisters, but it had been abandoned for 50 years. There was nothing inside. There ...
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STTC welcomes visiting professor from Ireland

STTC welcomes visiting professor from Ireland

From the Solidarity Teacher Training College newsletter English is the vehicle for learning across all subjects in South Sudan after P3. And for almost all students at STTC, as in schools across the country, English is their second, third or ...
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‘Now things are better’ for women in South Sudan village

‘Now things are better’ for women in South Sudan village

When Juliana John sees the newborn piglets in her garden, she thinks about how they’ll help her children continue in school. Like all the families in Riimenze, in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State, John has struggled with keeping her family ...
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Flooding in Akobo, South Sudan | Photo by Paul Jeffrey

With your help, humanitarian needs met

The Solidarity Agricultural Project in Riimenze experienced armed robbery on Oct. 29, 2021. This has shaken the staff and put the projects on hold for nearly two months. Since 2013, 80 acres have been cleared by hand, in an effort ...
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Join us for an evening with John Grisham

Join us for an evening with John Grisham

World-renowned author John Grisham spoke with Sister Joan Mumaw, IHM, president and CAO of Friends in Solidarity, on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. Eastern. John is the author of 37 novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, ...
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Letter from Fr. Mike in Malakal

Letter from Fr. Mike in Malakal

Camp of Malakal, August 12, 2021 I have been in the United Nations camp for Internally Displaced People since November 2014. There are now as of today 33,000 people living in the camp in plastic sheeting tents or in small ...
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10 years of Independence: Rising Again

10 years of Independence: Rising Again

Celebrating 10 years of independence in South Sudan with a poem by Fr. Mike Bassano, MM. "Time is NOW for | Seeking lasting peace | demanding justice | desiring new life | envisioning brighter future | trusting in God's presence ...
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We are from South Sudan

We are from South Sudan

"Teachers are role models and peace builders" -- John Dau, graduate of Solidarity Teacher Training College. "Solidarity has worked diligently to heal the wounds of war and to reconcile people of diverse tribes" -- Sister Joan Mumaw, IHM, president and ...
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Certifying teachers in South Sudan

Certifying teachers in South Sudan

Solidarity with South Sudan offers a 32-week teacher certification program, after school and during holidays, in various areas of the country. More than 250 teachers employed by the Ministry of Education have been certified through this program by the Solidarity ...
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