Thursday, February 28, 2013

"Plized to Meet You"

While in the town of Rumbek, South Sudan, I chanced upon this restaurant sign.  Though I don't deduct for spelling--somehow the sign did not promote any confidence in the meals that might be prepared there. I walked on by....

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wow! I'm in a book!

Who among us doesn't enjoy seeing ourselves in print?  Mercy Beyond Borders recently printed a few copies, via the magic of internet publishing, of a soft cover booklet containing pictures taken at St Bakhita Girls' Primary School.  Those books now reside in the school's new library.  The girls are fascinated to see themselves and their teachers in living color, looking official and important!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Pillowcase Pageantry

What has 10 fingers, 10 toes, and wears a big smile and a pillowcase?  Each lucky girl at St Bakhita pre-school who received a sundress fashioned from a donated pillowcase!
Sewn by volunteers in the US and carried to South Sudan by Sr Marilyn in December, these brightly colored shifts were an instant hit with the girls, who vied with one another to have their picture taken in their new finery.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Friends Forever

One of the hoped-for outcomes of the 2012 MBB Leadership Training week in South Sudan was the formation of new friendships among the Scholars from various parts of the country, different ethnic backgrounds, and a variety of academic interests. Nurses-in-training met peers who want to become pilots, surgeons,  agronomists, and ambassadors. They laughed and learned and studied and played together. Here they show off their MBB t-shirts as they prepare to head homeward after the workshop ended.