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Uneasy calm as school resumes in South Sudan
(Maban, South Sudan) February 14, 2014 – As schools re-opened at the beginning of the month, an uneasy calm prevails in Maban, Upper Nile State of South Sudan. Staff from both local and international non-governmental organizations have started trickling back to the county, located in the northeastern part of Upper Nile State in South Sudan.
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JRS accompanies and serves South Sudanese refugees
(Kakuma, Kenya) February 3, 2014 — The situation at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Kenya is growing dire as more refugees arrive each day. Agencies are grappling with a new need to find additional resources to respond to the current influx of 13,064 new refugees from South Sudan, with approximately 100 new arrivals registered daily.
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Fleeing South Sudan, refugees find haven in Kakuma
(Kakuma, Kenya) January 22, 2014 — Kakuma Refugee Camp has seen a steady influx of new arrivals from South Sudan due to the conflict there. As the situation deteriorates, more and more people continue to flee their homes in search of safety. Tents at the Kakuma reception center are filled with desperate families sharing stories of the dire situation in Africa's youngest nation.
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South Sudan: JRS plans are disrupted but not shattered
(Nairobi) January 9, 2014 — During the first quarter of last year, JRS Eastern Africa moved to and opened projects in Yambio in South Sudan's Western Equatoria State and Maban in Upper Nile State. In Yambio JRS supports a community affected by the long years of conflict. A gradual start has seen 12 primary school teachers enrolled in a teacher training college run by Solidarity with South Sudan.
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Jesuit Refugee Service in South Sudan
(Nairobi)  January 18, 2013 — Jesuit Refugee Service South Sudan focuses on education and school support for primary and secondary students, peace building and reconciliation, and pastoral work. This video discusses some of the impacts of JRS' work in South Sudan from 1997 through 2012.
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South Sudan: JRS involvement winds down as communities take over
(Nairobi, Kenya) August 10, 2012 – One year after the birth of South Sudan as an independent nation the areas where Jesuit Refugee Service works are stable and developing. The education systems JRS has put in place are robust and sustainable, and our teacher training program has had a very positive impact on the quality of education in the schools.
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South Sudan: Training teachers to train others
(Lobone, South Sudan) September 12, 2011 — Seven teachers from three community-run secondary schools in Lobone, South Sudan, have acquired sufficient knowledge to help their fellow teachers with lesson preparation, observation, presentation and efficient classroom communication after participating last month in a three day workshop organized by JRS.
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New school opens in Southern Sudan
(Kajo Keji, Southern Sudan) May 14, 2011 – The children of Tipere, Southern Sudan, can now study in better conditions after Jesuit Refugee Service handed the keys to a new classroom block over to the education director of Kajo Keji County.
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Peace through Education in Southern Sudan
Walking amidst the lush tall grasses of Eastern Equatoria State in Southern Sudan and looking at the peaceful verdant hills dotted with trees, it is hard to imagine the chaos and carnage that raged throughout the area from 1983 until 2005.
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Updating approach to ensure quality education
(Kajo Keji, Southern Sudan) February 8, 2011 – Using the results of an external evaluation of JRS activities in Kajo Keji last October, JRS has changed its approach to ensure quality education in 2011. 
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Leaders trained in good governance

Jesuit Refugee Service and the Department of Religious Affairs in Kajo Keji County have trained 72 local leaders and government officials on best practices for good governance.


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New science laboratory opens in Loa
(Nimule, November 23, 2010) – Students at the school started using the laboratory in the beginning of November. The new laboratory not only improves the quality of secondary education considerably, it also gives secondary students the opportunity to study new subjects at university. "We are proud of the new laboratory, as it gives us another possibility for progress and improvement of our lives," Licki Albert, the head teacher of the school said.
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JRS trains teachers in counseling, guidance

(Nimule, November 8, 2010) – During a three-day workshop in Nimule, Southern Sudan, Jesuit Refugee Service trained 20 women teachers from primary and secondary schools on guidance and counseling skills to help girls affected by sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) stay in school.


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