Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) is an inclusive programme that will transform the lives of a generation of children in South Sudan – especially girls and those in the margins of society– through education.

In 2018 there were 156,085 girls enrolled in Primary 1 (P1) but only 5,272 in Secondary 4 (S4). GESS is on a mission to change that. Here's how:



Behaviour Change Communication
Behaviour Change Communication

Creating an enabling social-cultural environment for supporting girls’ education through social and behaviour change communication through radio and community outreach.

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Cash Transfers
Cash Transfers

Direct payments made to girls regularly attending school to help them buy things they need, and contribute to poverty reduction in the family and the community.

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Capitation Grants
Capitation Grants

Providing reliable funding to schools to remove registration fees for students and parents, reduce the cost of education and encourage families to send their children to school.

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Quality Education
Quality Education

Offering practical support to schools, teachers and education managers to improve the quality of education, decrease drop-out and repetition rates.

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Knowledge, Evidence, Research & Learning
Knowledge, Evidence, Research & Learning

Studying and understand more about the issues that prevent girls from going to school, staying in school and learning while at school.

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Did you know that radio can help girls to stay in school?

On World Radio Day, we’re celebrating the role of Our School radio programme as a tool to encourage families and communities in South Sudan to get their girls into school. In South Sudan where so many face poverty, insecurity and violence, as well as cultural traditions that may discourage girls’…

International Day of Education 2020: Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace

Today we celebrate the International Day of Education 2020 - a day proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly to honour education and its centrality to sustainable development. The 2020 theme ‘Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace’, highlights the integrated nature of education and its importance to our collective…

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