South Sudan: investing in peace

In South Sudan, less than half of children are in school and illiteracy rates are among the highest in the world. The same is true for the 130,000 Sudanese refugees who are seeking asylum in Maban, South Sudan, the overwhelming majority are women and children. JRS believes education ensures knowledge is passed on to younger generations and promotes a more peaceful tomorrow. “When I teach I feel happy because I know my students are going to know their rights,” said Leila, one refugee teacher who, at 27-years of age, has dedicated her life to fostering a new generation of peace builders. Learn more about JRS efforts in South Sudan at jrsusa.org or jrsea.org This video was produced by Andrew Ash.