Some people have been asking about how Samuel Buol has been getting on back in South Sudan (long standing blog readers will remember from previous posts how our friend Samuel came to the UK to do a Masters in English teaching, and some of our adventures together).
There have been all kinds of upheavals and tragedies, as anyone who has been following some of the terrible events in South Sudan over the last 18 months might expect. But the good news is that Samuel and friend James Makuei Abol (pictured above) have opened a community centre and school for teaching English in Juba, got a grant for some text books and started classes.
Since independence in 2011, the official language of South Sudan has been English, but most people were brought up in an Arabic school system. So English language teaching is really vital -- and so also is teaching English to women, who have often been left out.