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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In 2016, #GESS paid out more than 292 million South Sudanese Pounds to 127,214 girls throughout South Sudan, in the form of Cash Transfers. How was the money received? Cash Transfer beneficiaries, teachers and parents give us their account in this video that summarises the Cash Transfer process in 2016.     What are cash […]

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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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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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