The Republic of South Sudan is located in the Sahel Region of Northeast Africa. This country is the youngest in the world because it was born on the 9th of July 2011 after 5 years of autonomy from the government of the North, as a result of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, which ended many years of civil war. It is one of the poorest countries in the world, but it is also very young. Therefore, we try to take care of the youth of today in order to guarantee a better future for this young Nation.
We are present in three areas of the New Country: Juba, the actual Capital City of the Republic, Wau and Tonj.
Juba is our youngest presence because we arrived here in March 2011. The precise location where the mission is situated is called Gumbo and we share the big compound with the Salesian of Don Bosco and Caritas Sisters of Jesus, a religious congregation that belongs to the Salesian Family.
We have a beautiful kindergarten, primary school and Women Promotion Centre. The mission has accomplished a lot in a short time and is now involved in fostering the quality of education for children and young girls and empowering women in the area of literacy, agriculture and animal husbandry, sewing, and food preparation catering. We are also involved in the Pastoral activities of the Parish.
The sisters were accommodated in prefabricates while waiting for the house to be built. In the women promotion center, there are the following activities: Area of production and area of courses. In the area of courses, we have dressmaking, basic education for women to obtain the certificate of primary school in 4 years. Initiating courses for catering, formation of 150 women in agriculture, animal husbandry, and business management.
In the area of production, we are consolidating the Mazzarello women multi-purpose cooperative society, started in 2019 December. The cooperative is made up of 4 departments: agriculture and animal husbandry, Tailoring, Catering, and saving and loans – Laura girls’ school is mainly for young girls who had never gone to school and are over age and dropouts. They follow the accelerative primary learning program and skill training programs like stitching, agriculture, cooking, and formative seminars.-Oratory every Thursday and Sunday is very alive and many boys and girls from the area participates.-Helping the poor malnourished babies with regular milk distribution. We have many beautiful dreams for this place! Please visit our page PROJECTS and start dreaming with us!