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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Our Community Mobilisation Officer in Tambura County spoke to Angeline Louis from Nabaria Community Group about the benefits of Listening Clubs. She said that the Listening Clubs she takes part in have helped to shift some negative social and cultural attitudes towards girls’ education. The programme has made changes in her own house by helping […]

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The Independent Commission for Aid Impact’s (ICAI) review, published yesterday, on ‘The effects of DFID’s cash transfer programmes on poverty and vulnerability’ gave an overall rating of green/amber. This means that achievements have been made in most areas, but more could be done to improve programme effectiveness. One of the recommendations is that “…cash transfers […]

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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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  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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