Sud Sudan (eng)
This country situated in Eastern Africa has an area of 644 329 km², and shares borders with Sudan Northward, Ethiopia Eastward, Kenya, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo, Southward, and Central Africa Westward. South Sudan is rich in natural resources (minerals, petrol, Nile’s water).
Capital City: Juba (509 000 inhabitants)
Government: Federal Republic
Total Population: 10,8 million inhabitants
Life expectancy : Women: 55,7 years - Men: 53,6 years
Ethnic groups: Dinka, Nuer, Shilluk, Azande, Jo Luos, Acholis, Lotuhu
Langues : English, Dinka, Nuer, Shilluk, Arabic of Juba
Religions: Animists, Christians
Literacy: 27 %
Economy Currency: South-Sudanese Pound
South Sudan became independent on 9th July 2011, after more than 50 years of conflict with the North (Sudan). In the small city of Rajaf, the work of the Sisters of charity promoting education and peace is gradually developing: a small nursery, formation of teachers, a dispensary and a hostel for young girls.
As soon as they settled here, the Sisters felt that education was the means to promote peace and to rebuild the country, especially supporting the girls who still suffer because of the consequences of violence and conflicts.
In a country where an adolescent is three times more likely to die while giving birth than to complete her primary education, the Sisters of charity would like to offer a chance for a better future to these girls encouraging them to get new skills and competences.