Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) activities will benefit an estimated 200,000 girls in South Sudan. An estimated 300,000 boys will also benefit from the improved learning environment. But how? Watch this short video to find out.
This morning we were honoured to receive a visit from Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Development (DfID), James Wharton, during his brief 2 day visit to South Sudan. He met GESS Team Leader, Akuja, at Africa Inland Church Primary School in Juba to see the positive impact of the Girls’ […]
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 […]
In 2016, #GESS paid out more than 292 million South Sudanese Pounds to 127,214 girls throughout South Sudan, in the form of Cash Transfers. How was the money received? Cash Transfer beneficiaries, teachers and parents give us their account in this video that summarises the Cash Transfer process in 2016. What are cash […]
The Department for International Development (DfID) just released a number of Cash Transfer Case Studies, highlighting the transformative power of these UK aid funded grants. 179,471 unique girls had received GESS Cash Transfers by 12th December 2016, in all former ten states of South Sudan, despite ongoing conflict throughout the country. This is a huge feat. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]