As we approached the midpoint of the Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) programme last year, we began to reflect upon lessons learnt. As a development programme, successfully operating in an ongoing and ever-changing conflict setting, the potential for knowledge sharing on best practice is huge. So how has such a comprehensive programme continued to deliver […]

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FCO Press Release: Honours for the best of Britain overseas The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) announces 76 awards for Britons in recognition of exceptional service to Britain overseas. The Diplomatic Service and Overseas New Year 2017 Honours List recognises extraordinary people in a range of fields overseas including voluntary and charitable work, education, health, […]

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GESS is pleased to announce the following: Akuja de Garang, Team Leader of Girls’ Education South Sudan, has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire)     Girls’ Education South Sudan, (GESS), funded by UK Aid – a programme which has broken ground over the last four years in enrolment, […]

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Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) Team Leader, Akuja, was joined by the Ministry of General Education and Instruction’s (MoGEI) Deputy Director of Partners Coordination, George, this morning on Radio Miraya to discuss the ongoing progress of Cash Transfer disbursement to girls in South Sudan. The Programme has been alerted to a few isolated cases whereby the […]

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This is Elizabeth. Elizabeth received a cash transfer through GESS last year, and says it has helped her a lot. She was able to buy uniform, shoes and books with the money, including grammar textbooks, which she particularly enjoys because English is her favourite subject. Elizabeth is in Primary 6 of Mayath Girls’ Primary School […]

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  Along with its partners the GESS team is fully operational and is continuing to support the people of South Sudan to maintain its education sector. The Programme is working at scale and will flexibly place greater emphasis on the resilience and recovery of school communities that have been affected by on-going conflict. The GESS […]

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Women Deliver 2016 the world’s largest global conference on the health, rights, and well being of girls and women in the last decade, concluded today, which means our Team from Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) will close down the booth and head back to Juba. This 4th Global Conference was a successful first time visit […]

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Two GESS staffers speaking as role models to young South Sudanese girls on International Women’s Day. This morning, to celebrate International Women’s Day, GESS Education Advisor, Yolanda Ille and BBC Media Action Producer Chol Ngut Khor were guests for a discussion to celebrate International Women’s Day in South Sudan on Radio Miryaya’s Morning Breakfast Show […]

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