Thursday, September 26, 2013

The JOY of Learning

In this beautiful photo by Heather Peters, the village women of Tit Marial in S. Sudan gather for MBB adult education classes in a thatch-roofed shelter they built. Look at the joy on their faces: "We are worth more than cattle! We can learn to read and write and count!  And when we do, we will count!"

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Precious Gift of Water

Mercy Beyond Borders was able to provide a solar water pump to the medical clinic at Kuron Peace Village, providing a ready supply of water to the staff and patients in that remote eastern part of South Sudan.  Being sick or injured in such a place is bad enough; being sick or injured and needing to walk many hours to get water and then haul it back on your head, is really tough.  Thanks to our generous donors, the Toposa people in Kuron Valley now have a reliable source of water at their clinic, in good times and bad.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Learning a Healing Touch

Sr Angela Limiyo supervises an MBB Pre-Nursing Intern (right) as she treat a sick child at the clinic. Angela is a master nurse. She provides classroom instruction as well as hands-on practical work for half-a-dozen young women each year: high school grads who will receive MBB scholarships to nursing colleges upon successful completion of their internship.  Angela will be in the Bay Area and speaking of her work in S.Sudan at the University of San Francisco on Sep 25th at 5:30pm, Fromm Hall. All are welcome!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Bobcats rule!

Did you hear about the wild win by the Bobcats at Mother of Mercy High School in Cincinnati?  

No, we are not talking football; we are talking social media!  The school roused its students, faculty and staff, neighbors, relatives, colleagues,  and others around the world for several crazy weeks this summer to come out on top in a national competition. Then they turned around and handed the $10,000 prize to Mercy Beyond Borders.  Wow. Incredible! May your tribe increase!