Sudan is a vast country in Northern Africa, bordered by Egypt, the Red Sea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, Chad and Libya.
Even after the secession of South Sudan as a separate country in 2011, Sudan remains the third largest country in Africa.
Following South Sudan's independence in 2011, conflict broke out in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states resulting in the displacement of more than a million individuals.
In addition the Darfur region has been in a state of conflict and tension for decades, displacing nearly 2 million people and causing thousands of deaths. Almost 50% of the population are believed to be living below the poverty line.
Christians in Sudan are very much in the minority, estimated by some to form just 1% of the population.
Consequently Mothers’ Union membership in Sudan is relatively small but it is growing steadily each year. Members are very active in their local communities reaching out to all regardless of sex, age, religion or tribe. Their projects include:
The programme is one of the most cost-effective literacy programmes in the world. We train community volunteers as literacy facilitators, who are then equipped to run literacy circles in their own community