Nyayo means ‘good things’ in Balanda – a language native to the Wau area – and that is exactly what 18-year-old Nyayo Rejoice claims the GESS Cash Transfer brought her. Nyayo is now a Senior 4 student at Loyola Secondary School in Wau, Wau State. She received the Cash Transfer in 2016 and 2017. She […]

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It’s the moment that South Sudanese school girls dread – coming on their period whilst at school. A school girl from Wau told us, “I feel uncomfortable because my blood will be coming out and I will want to get out of class… it will distract my lesson so it’s better to stay comfort at […]

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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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2017 was a groundbreaking year for GESS. SSSAMS (South Sudan School Attendance Monitoring System – www.sssams.org) – our online system that produces real-time reports on enrolment in South Sudanese schools – recorded 1,509,251 pupils enrolled in 3,652 schools – the highest number ever recorded. Girls 
made up 44.53% of total enrolment. 
Particular progress has been […]

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