Sudan

The Republic of Sudan is situated in the Northeast of Africa. The Blue and White Niles meet in Khartoum (the Capital City) to form the world’s longest river, the Nile, that divides the country between east and west. The Arabs is the major ethnic group. On the 9th of July 2011 the country split in two, so the Christian ethnic group is now occupying mainly the new Republic of South Sudan. At the moment we have one community in Khartoum: Shajara and outreaching women promotion programs in Mayo and other parts of the outskirts of Khartoum.

KHARTOUM – Shajara

Feeding program

This area of the city is occupied by middle class Arabs and many internal displace people coming from the South of Sudan. These people come every day to our compound to attend the feeding program, the non formal kindergarten and the primary school program. They do not like sending their children to a catholic school, so since the separation between North and South Sudan, we have been forced to close the kindergarten and the primary school for lack of registrations. Even the small dispensary has lost its patients, so we are forced to invent new forms of apostolate.

Oratory and non formal school

There is a very small group of Arab ladies who asked to be helped to sew and they attend our workshop regularly. We have in mind to start English lessons for those few southerners, who are still in the area.

KHARTOUM – Mayo

Oratory and kindergarten

This area of town is very populated and much poorer than the previous one. The Sisters live in the Catholic Parish compound and are involved in the Parish and in the promotion of women. They teach them computer skills and to make pasta they can sell to have a income to feed their family and send their children to school.

The future of our presence in the the Republic of Sudan is not yet clear but now that we are here we try hard to be sign and expression of God’s love for all, regardless of their religious belief.

9 thoughts on “Sudan”

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    1. Thank you! Africa is a beautiful Continent, full of many challenges. The people make the Continent fascinating because they are able to give you much more than what missionaries or foreigners think of giving to them.

      1. I am Sudanese but I live in America. I left Sudan at the age of nine and since that day I’ve wanted to come back. I feel a calling to help and reading this article has just opened my heart. How could I get involved in something like this? I really want to thank you for what you are doing for my people. God bless you

    1. The articles in this blog are meant to talk about the beauty of Africa and in particular of Ethiopia, South Sudan and Sudan. They are also meant to spread our enthusiasm of working among the people of this Countries. There are news but…. I hope you feel how happy we are to live in the African Continent because of the richness we breath every day.

  2. mana
    i am very hapy and proud about your mission in africa it is dedicated with full joy and great faith in God and mary our mother. God bless you and mary help of people

  3. Dear Salesian in Sudan,

    I am writing from the headquarters of the Association Religious in Uganda (ARU). First of all I would like to send my greetings to you all and to thank you for tremendous work you are doing among God’s people in Sudan.

    In the General Assembly of the member Institutes of the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA) in August 2014, Superiors General from each member country made a Strategic Plan with specific mandates.

    Among the Mandates for Uganda, the members resolved that the Secretariat would send out a letter to the Secretariat of the Religious Superiors in Sudan, South Sudan, and Eritrea as mark of solidarity with the religious who work in difficult conditions in these countries. The Secretary General of ARU was entrusted with this responsibility.

    I have tried to get an email address for the Association of Major Superiors in Sudan but I have failed. I am requesting you to forward me that email address at our address: aru@aruamsriu.org

    I would like to send a letter to the Sudan Secretariat for the Religious so that they can send it in turn to all the Religious Institutes that are working in Sudan. I shall be most grateful to get a response from you.

    Please know that we are with you as serve in those most challenging conditions.

    Sr. Margaret Kubanze, LSOSF
    ARU Secretary General

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