The Salesians have been working in Wau since 1983. The civil war damaged much of the area through the years there, but even so, the Salesian Sisters (FMAs) have repaired enough to live and educate the children by providing them the access to health and nutrition programs.
It was almost impossible to construct and reconstruct buildings during the war; however, now that peace in the area has come about, it is provoking the return of many people who had fled. This “return to their origins” movement has, in turn, increased the number of children in the schools. Some of the land in which the schools are located were once used for the military – but the Sudanese government has been withdrawing more and more of their presence from the area.
“Auxilium” school is a place where the kids can go and receive a quality education from the Salesian sisters which, in turn, gives the children a chance to better their country and their lives.
In addition to the schools that need repair and with the return of many of the local people, the health care system is in desperate need of improvement.