About Education
“If we have to fight poverty, we should not give money to the people. We should send them to school so they don’t depend on us all the time.”
-Pojulu man
“Many parents won’t send their girl children to school… so they are not educated and fit to fill high positions… Parents should be sensitized to enable their children to come up.”
-Kakwa man
“We’ve heard it said, ‘Educate a woman and you educate the whole society.’ But, it is not up to the government, it is up to the family. How do you want your daughter to be?”
-Dinka man
“If the people don’t know about the government, who’s responsibility is that now? It is not the responsibility of the leaders. Don’t accuse the government.”
-Dinka man
About Tribal Leadership
“The Azande have a saying, ‘Old men is not a beard.’ If the old man is speaking nonsense, then we don’t need him in the traditional court. If the young man is speaking sense, he should be in the court.”
-Zande man
“Even the young who speak sense can be considered elders. If you are young, but among your clan people accept you to be their leader, then you are considered an elder.”
-Kakwa man
“In cases of giving responsibility [the position of clan authority] to the woman, the men have doubt. Why they doubt? A lady, when she finds a new boyfriend, she prefers to give him good things. The boys want to keep it in the family.”
-Zande man
“In our culture, it is the old men, the wise young men, and sometimes even courageous women who are the elders… A courageous woman is one who is not afraid to speak openly before men.”
-Lotuko man

About Jennie Joy

I'm a lover and truth-seeker. This blog is a place for me to share my thoughts, struggles, and sincere searchings as I get to know God and welcome the reality of His kingdom in and through me.

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