As we approached the midpoint of the Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) programme last year, we began to reflect upon lessons learnt. As a development programme, successfully operating in an ongoing and ever-changing conflict setting, the potential for knowledge sharing on best practice is huge. So how has such a comprehensive programme continued to deliver […]

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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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Today is World Teachers’ Day. This year’s theme is “Valuing Teachers, Improving their Status”. This resonates strongly with South Sudanese teachers, many of whom have seen declining respect for the teaching profession due to low incomes. However, we continue to be impressed by the resilience & determination of teachers throughout South Sudan, who remain committed to […]

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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 […]

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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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