Cameron Hagger has liaised with Dr. Sonja Hood, General Manager of The Huddle, who has kindly agreed to provide the Patrons room at The Huddle for the South Sudan School Committee as a place to conduct project meetings.
The Huddle is a joint initiative of North Melbourne Football Club, the Scanlon Foundation and the Australian Multicultural Foundation to improve social cohesion. The Huddle works with young people from diverse backgrounds across Melbourne, engaging them through sport, education, recreation, jobs and skills training. The Huddle is located at the home of the Kangaroos – Aegis Park, Arden Street North Melbourne.
Great things are happening at The Huddle! To see what they’re up to http://www.nmfc.com.au/huddle
Sam was unable to reach Rumbek in his third visits over December 2013 due to the hostilities brought by political differences that turned into a military confrontation. Fighting broke out in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, on 15 December 2013 and quickly spread to other parts of the country and affected Bor, Bentiu, Juba and Malakal were the most heavily hit areas.
Most civilians have been displaced by the escalation of the fights and some sought refuge in Lakes State which now seeks humanitarian support to the displaced civilians. The civilians lack shelter, food and non-food items. Most of the displaced persons include the women, old age group and children.
The IGAD intervened to broker peaceful talks between the two warring parties. It a crucial step which is expected to ease the tension in the world’s youngest nation. The cessation of hostilities has been a key demand by the regional and world leaders to resolve the conflict.
Sam has made the news in the October edition of Victoria University (VU) e-News for the VU Alumni Community, continuing to work on building awareness of the Rumbek school project and to supporting humanitarian efforts to his home country of South Sudan. To read Sam’s feature, please follow the link below:
Sam’s feature on VU e-News