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Read on to find out the latest progress in South Sudan, meet one of our university lecturers and sign up to join our AGM in September. 

In the news...

Unfortunately, due to ill health, the Pope, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland have postponed their intended July visit to South Sudan. We hope that a new date will be set soon and both the Pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury have sent their apologies and prayers to the people of South Sudan. The Archbishop of Canterbury had planned a visit to TEU's Juba campus to present the university with a certificate of its membership of the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion.

The food crisis and apparent funding shortages could have a dramatic effect on children's education as many will drop out of school if food distribution is stopped. 

The ECSSSUP trustees and TEU pay tribute to Jane Shaw, a SOMA colleague who was dedicated to the Salisbury Diocese Sudans Partnership and who died at her home earlier this month. She will be greatly missed by colleagues and friends here and in South Sudan.

And it's exam season at Bishop Gwynne School of Theology! We wish all students who are taking exams the very best!

Meet Zechariah!

Zechariah, originally from Twic East County, is a PhD holder and lecturer at TEU on New Testament, Philosophy and Administration & Management. He became a lecturer due to his love of teaching and research. He loves the hard questions his students ask him and the questions he asks his students during class discussions.

Zechariah’s hope and passion is to share his knowledge, through teaching, preaching and writing, with emerging leaders within the Episcopal church and help steer the country in the right direction. He has a book soon to be published and is hoping to continue writing alongside teaching.
"Higher education is important to us South Sudanese in that it equips us for teaching, researching and effective management of our institutions."

Key achievements for TEU

One of the BGC buildings.
Bishop Gwynn College, the oldest Anglican theological college in South Sudan, has now been formally incorporated into The Episcopal University of South Sudan as the "Bishop Gwynne School of Theology." As part of this restructuring, new staff members have been recruited, including Rev Dr James Aruma Ilarious as the new Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. James returns to his home country after many years of experience in theological education in Nigeria. Another important appointment is Mr Joseph Odongo Uyikuru as Director of Operations. A native of Uganda, Joseph brings a great deal of experience building projects within a community development setting. He will play a critical role in the development of the new campus in Rokon, in partnership with Engineering Ministries International (EMI).

EMI have completed their architectural surveys of Rokon and have prepared a draft design of the new campus with a proposed phasing of development. This is hugely exciting work and we continue to benefit from their expertise, particularly as we now need to consider substantial amounts of funding for this work. 

Did you know ...?

The Bandingilo National Park in South Sudan’s Equatoria region is famous for being home to the second-largest annual animal migration on Earth. The park spans over 10,000 square kilometers and the annual animal migration involves antelope, elephants and giraffes.

Save the date!

We would love for you to join our AGM on 24th September 2022 from 14:00-15:00 (UK time). As in previous years, this meeting will be held via Zoom to accommodate supporters, friends and the TEU team across the globe. 

Please let us know if you can make it by clicking here.
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