South Sudan: learning in emergencies

As the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan worsens, humanitarian agencies are under increasing pressure to provide basic live saving services. However, in a country where education services are far from sufficient, extending learning opportunities to displaced persons must also be prioritized. "Life is not only about a body to be fed, a body to be sheltered but life is also about meaning, learning and preparing for a future," said Pau Vidal SJ, JRS Project Director in Maban, South Sudan. 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. The JRS team in Maban also provides early childhood education, adult English literacy courses, pastoral accompaniment and psychosocial services. This video was produced by Andrew Ash.