Last year, 268 girls at Liberty Primary School in the Bentiu PoC received Cash Transfers. Head Teacher, Magai, says he saw a noticeable increase in enrolment, “The Cash Transfers have encouraged girls to stay in school”.
Magai says that every year he sees more and more girls in Upper Primary. They continue with their studies in the hope of receiving the Cash Transfer. “Some they buy shoes, others exercise books and pens – anything related to school. Many of them go to the market with their mothers.”
Devisa, 16, a student at the school, noticed that more girls enrolled due to the Cash Transfer. Last year she encouraged girls that had dropped out to come back to school so that they might also receive the Cash Transfer the following year. She said that girls who previously did not want to come to school are now interested and attending.
Teacher, Ruot, comments that the GESS Cash Transfers have positively affected the girls’ motivation. According to Ruot, girls are staying in school year after year, and some of them have even transitioned to secondary school thanks to this financial help.
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