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South Sudan 2017

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Two students walk together at the Loreto Girls Secondary School in Rumbek, South Sudan. The school is run by the Institute for the Blessed Virgin Mary--the Loreto Sisters--of Ireland. <br />
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The school implements an extended family system where first year students are considered the "daughters" of second year students, who are considered "mothers." Third year students are "grandmothers,"  and fourth year students are "great grandmothers." Initiation into the school and a lot of discipline are handled through this "family"  system.