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Quoted: Hopes and dreams in South Sudan
September 20, 2011 by The IRC
|IRC staff members in Juba, South Sudan, talk about their hopes for their children and their newly independent country (l-r): Cecilia Achiro with baby Patricia Achiro, Rose Auma and Lonna Steven with baby Richard Mubarak. Photo: Sophia Jones-Mwangi/IRC|
“I’m very pleased about our independence. My future hopes and dreams are that I want my children to be educated. I’d like them to have a plot of land -- and one day I hope that Patricia will even become the President as well as get married!"
- Cecelia Achiro, holding her baby daughter Patricia. As South Sudan prepared to celebrate its independence from Sudan this summer, Cecelia and other International Rescue Committee staff members working in Juba -- the new capital -- shared their hopes for a peaceful beginning for the fledgling nation and a promising future for their children.
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