We are thrilled that Sister Orla Treacy is receiving the praise and recognition for her incredible, brave work. She received the International Women of Courage award on March 7, 2019 in Washington, DC.
Sr Orla is a Loreto sister from Bray, Ireland and currently serves as Principal at the Loreto Rumbek Primary and Secondary School, a girls’ boarding school in Rumbek, South Sudan. The school educates girls from the ages of 5 to 20.
The Sudan Relief Fund began supporting Sister Orla’s Schools in 2016 to provide meals for at risk girls so they can receive proper food and nutrition allowing them to stay in school.
“We have been threatened at gunpoint, we have been insulted, all number of problems because she is a woman and should be sacrificed for the sake of the greater good. Technically it’s a boarding school but I call it a women’s refuge because you’re constantly trying to protect these girls from forced marriage.” -Sister Orla Treacy