On the 19th October, our Team Leader, Akuja de Garang MBE, talked about the challenges for women and girls’ education in #SouthSudan at the Catholic University in Juba. The event, named ‘The Past, Present and Future of Education in South Sudan’, was hosted by The Rift Valley Institute and The Catholic University of South Sudan. The following […]

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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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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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