Today we are celebrating the International Day of the Girl Child. Nearly 25 years ago, some 30,000 women and men from nearly 200 countries arrived in Beijing, China for the Fourth World Conference on Women, determined to recognize the rights of women and girls as human rights. The conference culminated in the adoption of the Beijing […]

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Monica is in Senior 1 at Rumbek National Secondary School. She invited us to join her to the market with her two friends, Hellena and Martha, to get an idea of what girls are spending their GESS Cash Transfer money on. According to our research, spending patterns have remained consistent since Cash Transfers started in […]

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Such a commitment to girls’ education deserves a celebration. And celebrate is what we did! Last Wednesday we hosted the public launch event for the second phase of the GESS programme – a 5 year £70million commitment from DFID. The learners added a true splash of colour – performing songs and dances, drama and poetry […]

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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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