Arua, 03 June, 2022 / 10:20 am (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, is completing the construction of an educational and pastoral center to support the learning of South Sudanese refugees at Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in the Catholic Diocese of Arua, Uganda.
The center, which is set to be opened on June 25 is set to support youth and children at the facility that is home to over 300,000 people who have fled from violence and other forms of instability in Africa’s youngest nation.
Such statistics, Fr. Paul Antosiak of ACN says, “confirm that in the face of war, the most vulnerable suffer the most, including children.”
In a Tuesday, May 31 report, ACN Poland has indicated that a majority of the South Sudanese living at Bidibidi camp are school-going children who learn in difficult circumstances.
“Children and youth learn in classes of up to 300 people. There is no common room or expanded library. Hence the answer in the form of building educational and pastoral centers. The first such facility is almost ready,” ACN Poland reports.