Today we are celebrating the International Day of the Girl Child. Nearly 25 years ago, some 30,000 women and men from nearly 200 countries arrived in Beijing, China for the Fourth World Conference on Women, determined to recognize the rights of women and girls as human rights. The conference culminated in the adoption of the Beijing […]

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On the 19th October, our Team Leader, Akuja de Garang MBE, talked about the challenges for women and girls’ education in #SouthSudan at the Catholic University in Juba. The event, named ‘The Past, Present and Future of Education in South Sudan’, was hosted by The Rift Valley Institute and The Catholic University of South Sudan. The following […]

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Such a commitment to girls’ education deserves a celebration. And celebrate is what we did! Last Wednesday we hosted the public launch event for the second phase of the GESS programme – a 5 year £70million commitment from DFID. The learners added a true splash of colour – performing songs and dances, drama and poetry […]

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The Honourable Minister of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI), Deng Deng Hoc Yai, is delighted to announce the start of the second phase of the Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) programme. Funded by UK aid, the programme will deliver £70million of aid over the course of 5 years. The Honourable Minister stated, “We must now […]

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EARLY MARKET ENGAGEMENT (EME) FOR PROSPECTIVE REGIONAL ANCHOR PARTNERS MEETING NOTICE This is to invite for interested organizations to attend an Early Market Engagement (EME) meeting for Regional Anchor Services for the implementation of the Girls’ Education South Sudan Phase 2 (GESS 2) programme. The EME provides an opportunity to present an overview of GESS […]

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This morning, Harriett Baldwin MP – Minister of State for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister of State at the Department for International Development – visited GESS-supported Bishop Mazzoldi Memorial Basic School to witness the package of support to the school, as well as the continued need for support to South Sudan’s […]

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Hon. Minister of the Ministry of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI), Deng Deng Hoc Yai, announced that enrolment recorded on the School Attendance Monitoring System (SAMS – www.sssams.org) passed 1.5 million on 18th May. It is now standing at almost 1.6 million. Data from SAMS shows that schools are opening earlier in the year, with […]

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This morning, Matthew Rycroft CBE – the Permanent Secretary at the Department for International Development (DFID) – visited Juba Day Secondary School to witness the GESS package of support to the school, as well as the continued need for support to South Sudan’s education sector. He was greeted by the long-serving Head Teacher, George Kenyi; […]

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