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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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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The International Day of the Girl Child, celebrated on the 11th October every year, is a globally-recognized celebration of the world’s 1.1 billion girls who are a powerful source of strength and creativity. A pioneering trio of films, produced by the UK aid-funded Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) programme, and Medical Aid Films, will be […]

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A record >215,000 girls across the whole of South Sudan will receive a Cash Transfer from Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS), a collaboration of the Ministry of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI) and UK aid, with the transfers all due to be paid out by mid-November. The Honorable Undersecretary Ministry of General Education and Instruction, […]

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