Capuchins and other religiouse activ in Southern Sudan

Southern Sudan just voted to become independend. After long years of war there are many needs. Solidarity with Southern Sudan trains teachers, nurses and pastoral personnel in several locations throughout Southern Sudan. This initiative was inspired by the 2004 Rome Congress on Consecrated Life, Passion for Christ Passion for Humanity.It is a project where many congregations work together. Capuchins could - with the help from benefactors from Quebec - 350.000 USD to start the project.

At present two groups of students nurses are following the programme in the Catholic Health Training Institute (CHTI, Wau) and another group will join them later this year. Over 700 teachers are currently receiving in-service training in many centers. Now that the building of two teacher training colleges is almost finished in Malakal and Yambio, we look forward to beginning the pre-service training programme later this year. The pastoral programme has already sponsored two very important initatives - "101 Days for a Peaceful Referendum in Sudan" and a national workshop on "Reconcilitaion for a Just and Lasting Peace" facilitated by Fr. Robert Schreiter. Both these ventures were supported financially and logistically by Catholic Relief Services (CRS). Many other workshops and programmes are being planned for the coming months and years.
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