Jesuit School reborn

August 13, 2008 in General, News

Children of Wau, SudanTrócaire, 15.7.08: The Loyola School in Wau, South Sudan, was forced to close over twenty years ago during the on-going civil war. Many of its students fled Sudan and the army soon took over the building. The building, now picturesque and tranquil on the side of a hill overlooking the town, was the site of many horrific events including torture, rape and the slaughter of civilians. But after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2005, the army moved out, and the school was handed back to the Jesuits, who in July 2008 reopened for the first time since 1987.