Jillian Foerster (center) with participants in a workshop on peace building and reconciliation held at RECONCILE Centre. The participants came from around Yei County. The tall Paramount chief (behind Jillian's left shoulder) since passed away. Photo courtesy of Jillian Foerster.
For Jillian's birthday, Nancy and Shelvis Smith-Mather baked banana bread and invited colleagues who were staying on the compound. Photo by Nancy and Shelvis Smith-Mather
Jillian's birthday celebration. Photo by Nancy and Shelvis Smith-Mather
A church service on New Years Day: notice how they colored the church by tying cloth to the boards in the ceiling. It was really pretty. And the church was brand new; we watched them build it near Bakata's house over the holiday and our time visiting them. Photo by Nancy and Shelvis Smith-Mather
Jillian on her first boda ride. Bodas are a common mode of transport, but somewhat dangerous at times...Photo by Nancy and Shelvis Smith-Mather
Bakata's children and friends pose during language learning over the holiday at Bakata's home. Photo by Nancy and Shelvis Smith-Mather
Jillian Foerster (left) talks with one of her coworkers, Bakata, a Civic Education and Peacebuilding Officer at RECONCILE. Photo by Nancy and Shelvis Smith-Mather
Children play with Jillian's hair. Photo by Nancy and Shelvis Smith-Mather
Jillian Foerster. Photo by Nancy and Shelvis Smith-Mather
Language learning. Photo by Nancy and Shelvis Smith-Mather

Stepping over to Sudan

Posted by Mandy Garcia at March 8, 2012
Categories: South Sudan , BVS

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“When I first looked through the assignment book I immediately flipped to Africa,” said Jillian. One of the projects listed there was RECONCILE, an organization that works to rebuild war-torn communities in South Sudan. ... Read the entire profile



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