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15 Years : 15 Stories ‘Transforming Education in South Sudan’ from Misean Cara on Vimeo.

As part of Misean Cara’s ’15 Years : 15 Stories’ media project, this video showcases the transformative power of Education in South Sudan. Basamat Alnoor Jakolo Aldabi teaches school in the Kaya Refugee Camp in Maban County, South Sudan. Maban is one of the most marginalised and remote areas in South Sudan and home to over 145,000 people living across four sprawling refugee camps. The majority of people came to Maban having fled armed conflict in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states of Sudan. They sought refuge in the newly independent South Sudan, but instead found themselves caught in the midst of a brutal civil war, now in its fifth year. Between conflict at home in Sudan and conflict in their new host country of South Sudan, the future for these refugees is bleak. In this extremely challenging environment, there is a ray of hope. The Jesuit Refugee Service, with support from Misean Cara and the Irish Jesuit Missions, provide education and psycho-social support services to both refugees and the host community.