Sora - a female name from South Sudan, meaning revolution.
SORA - a revolution in global awareness. A revolution of knowledge
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PEOPLE & LANGUAGES
One of the chief and immediate concerns for all resettled communities is
learning the local language. Language teaching institutions, in countries
that receive Sudanese people, need to be aware of the educational
background of their students.
Apart from birth-country, it is difficult to pin-point a unifying feature
of all the people of Sudan. Sudanese people can have vastly different
values, languages, beliefs and collective histories to their Sudanese-born
neighbours. This fact is probably best illustrated by the recent war in
Sudan, which has been fought for decades on a number of fronts (North -
South and intertribal especially).
This page serves to illustrate the significant variations that exist
between different groups, subcultures and tribes within Sudan and
therefore, among the Sudanese Diaspora. This research aims to inform
people of the nuances and intricacies that make the Sudanese Diaspora so
varied and diverse.
This page also provides access to research concerning the different people
of Sudan and the languages spoken by them. It also contains information
about the educational past of many Sudanese refugees before they flee
Sudan itself or the surrounding refugee camps.
Interrupted Schooling and Acquisition of Literacy: Experiences of Sudanese refugees in Victorian secondary schools (.pdf)
This article, published in the Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, explores the experiences of 8 Sudanese refugee students in mainstream Australian high schools. It looks how their experiences of disrupted schooling impact on their language and literacy acquisition and on their sense of belonging and self esteem. Finally it reports on their suggestions for how they could be better assisted to catch up and participate in mainstream schooling.