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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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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Today is World Humanitarian Day and a powerful campaign has been started to mark the day, urging people to come together to show solidarity for the millions of people caught in armed conflict. #NotATarget – the campaign highlights how, during conflicts, civilians; children; schools; aid workers; women; and other vulnerable groups are trapped in wars […]

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30,000 primary school teachers in South Sudan, currently paid as little as $3 a month, to receive a monthly incentive of $40 under EU IMPACT programme. Supporting 30,000 teachers, striving to assist every primary school in South Sudan, and sustaining the social fabric. Stefano De Leo, Ambassador of the European Union to South Sudan today announced […]

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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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