SUDAN: Jesuits to Set up an Agricultural Training School.
RUMBEK, February 16, 2011 (CISA) -The Congregation of the Society of Jesus- Jesuits, plans to establish an Agricultural Training School in Lakes State capital, Rumbek aimed at giving skills to interested youth in crop production and animal husbandry.
Fr. Francis Njuguna is overseeing the development of this project.
In his report to the diocesan assembly on Friday, Fr. Njuguna said that the Agricultural school is being established at Akoljal Village, some 10Km East of Rumbek town.
Fr. Njuguna further said that the need for the institution was expressed by the local community, adding that the school is being established on a 1.2 square kilometer piece of land given by the community.
He revealed that the school will exist under the name: Multi-Educational and Agricultural Jesuit Institute of Sudan (MAJIS).
The clergy also said that the training will target those he described as “willing, local youth”, adding that the training will involve courses in crop production and the raising of animals and the practical application of course work.
The courses will be done in a period of one year which will be divided into three terms and the institution will be able to take 100 students at a time.
The Jesuits in Rumbek also offer training in ecology, basic electrical installation, sanitation, and basic computer packages besides direct evangelization ministry at St. Theresa’s parish, Holy Cross Centre and chaplaincy at Rumbek Secondary School and Rumbek University