Over the course of three days, persons from different communities staying at the UN protection of civilians’ site in Bentiu and elsewhere have discussed how best to contribute to the peace process and political effectiveness.
Community members and government officials gathered by the hundreds under the shade of an ancient tree in Lui Payam, Western Equatoria to discuss peace-building measures and air grievances during a day-long dialogue.
The Relief Reintegration and Protection Unit of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has recently held a series of meetings with youths, local chiefs, civil society, and authorities in Opari and Nimule, Eastern Equatoria to identify the most needed and wanted quick impact projects t
“This is a chance to study at a high-quality vocational training centre in a newly-independent nation and to gain new skills that will allow us to bring change to the country,” said Jacob Mayon as he described what it meant to him to be admitted to the Hanbit Vocational Training Centre in Bor.
Equipped with shovels and broomsticks, some 800 national and international peacekeepers deployed along one of Juba’s main city streets on the weekend. Their efforts resulted in a whopping 1,700 garbage bags being filled, destined for the capital’s main dumpsite.
It was like a rumble of thunder and flashes of lightning when the “One peace, One people” concert kicked off at the Freedom Square in Yei, with plenty of sweat dripping down the foreheads of thousands of jubilant music lovers.
Agany Malek, a resident in the Awiel Jedid area of Wau and parent of a local primary school pupil, couldn’t hold back his excitement at seeing a pile of new textbooks, teaching materials and extra-curriculum items stacked up on a classroom table.