In case you missed some of the videos about our work in Maban, you have them all here:
Malish Isaac trains dozens of Sudanese refugee teachers every week in Gendrassa refugee camp in South Sudan. He helps them improve their skills in teaching methodology, English and other subjects so they are better equipped in their primary classrooms.
The Jesuit Refugee Service offers basic English courses to adults in Maban, South Sudan. For some students, this is their first opportunity to step foot in a classroom. Mohamed Ajak, a native of Maban county, teaches dozens of Sudanese refugees in Doro refugee camp. He and his student, Farah Moshawash, share their experiences in this video.
Pau Vidal SJ, JRS Maban Project Director, and Alvar Sanchez SJ, JRS Maban Education Coordinator, speak about the intervention of the Jesuit Refugee Service in northern South Sudan where JRS supports host community members, refugees and internally displaced persons in their pursuit of knowledge.
In addition to serving refugees and internally displaced people in Maban county, South Sudan, JRS also provides early childhood education for 100 students in the host community. Rose is one of the few members of the host community who has completed secondary school. She is spreading her knowledge to the youngest students in her community
Jomo and Rafa are youth leaders of Bakhatis, a youth group working with internally displaced children in Maban county, South Sudan. IDPs in Maban have fled from ongoing violence in their homes. They now fail to access basic needs for survival – like food and shelter. One in four children in South Sudan are malnourished. With the help of the Bakhatis youth group, JRS provides basic early childhood education for young children along with supplemental nutritional support.
“When I teach I feel happy because I know my students are going to know their rights,” said Leila, one refugee teacher who, at 27-years of age, has dedicated her life to fostering a new generation of peace builders.
In Maban, South Sudan JRS prioritises educational opportunities for those on the margins by training 100 teachers from refugee and host communities in English and teaching methodology as well as social studies, science and math.