This week we smashed through our target of reaching 200,000 individual girls with cash transfers, delivering on the UK Government’s commitment to ‘leave no one behind’, and to support gender equality in the education system. Since 2014, Girls’ Education South Sudan has paid more than half a million cash transfers to over 215,000 individual girls […]

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This is Suzan – a Senior 3 student from Bishop Abangite College of Science and Technology in Yambio, Gbudwe State. Earlier this year, Suzan travelled to Juba to take part in a one-week workshop, along with nine other girls from around the country – all of whom have benefitted from the GESS programme. The girls […]

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Today is World Humanitarian Day and a powerful campaign has been started to mark the day, urging people to come together to show solidarity for the millions of people caught in armed conflict. #NotATarget – the campaign highlights how, during conflicts, civilians; children; schools; aid workers; women; and other vulnerable groups are trapped in wars […]

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At a Press Conference in Juba yesterday (21st June, 2017), the Honourable Undersecretary of the Ministry of General Education and Instruction announced that 1.3 million pupils have now been enrolled in the Schools Attendance Monitoring System (SAMS) for the 2017 Academic Year. “We would like to thank our partners UK aid and Girls’ Education South […]

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“Education provides the essential building blocks for lasting peace”, says Akuja de Garang, the Team Leader for Cambridge Education’s Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) programme. This fierce commitment and her determination to promote education for all in the war-torn country of her birth, has led her all the way to Buckingham Palace where she becomes […]

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The conflict in South Sudan spread to the formally-peaceful Greater Equatoria region last year, causing mass displacement. Many left for neighbouring Uganda, whilst some fled to the relative safety of Juba. This influx of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) to the capital city has placed a large strain on resources and services, including schools. In many schools, facilities […]

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