Building the body of Christ
The Diocese of Kajo-Keji wants to support communities in South Sudan to grow in the Christian faith and to improve their living conditions. Kajo-Keji Christian College (before: Canon Benaiah Poggo College) is an important means towards this goal.
Situation in South Sudan
Southern Sudan was ravaged by the civil war from 1955 up to 2005. Because of this war education in general and the training of leadership in the church has been a big challenge. Since the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005 and the independence in 2011 new opportunities have opened up.
In the same way, the economic situation is difficult for a lot of people. Most of the parishes and students cannot meet the financial cost for training.
History of the College
The Diocese of Kajo-Keji initiated the ‘Canon Benaiah Poggo College’ in 1993. The aim was to train church leaders for the Dioceses of the Sudan and other denominations in order to meet the tremendous growth of the Church in Sudan. In 1994 the college was displaced by the civil war to Northern Uganda. In January 2008 the College was relocated from Northern Uganda to Kajo-Keji in South Sudan. In 2015 the name was changed to: Kajo-Keji Christian College (KCC).
At this moment the College has a diploma and certificate programme in Theology. In the future KCC wants to add courses in Teacher Education, Development Studies and Agriculture.
There are many people that want to be trained at the College. In the present situation parishes and students are not able to cover the costs for tuition, room and board. We therefore ask churches and individual partners in Europe and the US to consider sponsoring a student and help to build the church in South Sudan.