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 Department for International Development (DfID) just released a number of Cash Transfer Case Studies, highlighting the transformative power of these UK aid funded grants.  179,471 unique girls had received GESS Cash Transfers by 12th December 2016, in all former ten states of South Sudan, despite ongoing conflict throughout the country. This is a huge feat.  […]

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FCO Press Release: Honours for the best of Britain overseas The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) announces 76 awards for Britons in recognition of exceptional service to Britain overseas. The Diplomatic Service and Overseas New Year 2017 Honours List recognises extraordinary people in a range of fields overseas including voluntary and charitable work, education, health, […]

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GESS is pleased to announce the following: Akuja de Garang, Team Leader of Girls’ Education South Sudan, has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire)     Girls’ Education South Sudan, (GESS), funded by UK Aid – a programme which has broken ground over the last four years in enrolment, […]

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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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Story written by:    Muni Henry Iga                                      Head teacher,                                      Vision Bearers Academy Primary School   It had been a while since I had a refresher course when the Education Specialist, Mr. Kenyi Sebit John, got me in the office at Vision Bearers P/s to deliver his monthly training program of teachers. I had only […]

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