Gloria and Susan, two secondary students in Uganda recently displaced from war in South Sudan, debate a topic that hits close to home: Should Uganda continue to host refugees? Uganda has been named one of the most hospitable countries to refugees in the world, but challenges for refugees to study and thrive persist. Listen to Gloria and Susan's stories of the past and hopes for the future.
For Jesuit Refugee Service
Susan Midra, 16: "During the past, people have not educated girls at school. Girls were just seen as simple, to stay at home. In the present, people know the benefit of girls. If we girls were not educated, you would not be able to provide your own needs by yourself."
Ajua Gloria, 15: "There's a saying that goes, if you educate a girl, you educate the whole nation. The girl will not think only of the family or the mother but will think for the whole nation. South Sudanese girls, they may easily transform their country into a better country."
Sister Abio Rebecca, head mistress of St. Mary Assumpta Girl's Secondary School: "Refugees are part of humanity and we need to show them that love. We believe with the education they get here, they will be able to transform their country."