We have been closely monitoring the spread of Covid-19 and its impact on communities across South Sudan, which has evolved rapidly over the last couple of weeks. Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) continues to work with donors – UK aid and Global Affairs Canada – the Ministry of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI) and partners to look for appropriate solutions.
The threat of further spread of the Covid-19 virus is an enormous risk for communities that have already been impacted greatly by the protracted crisis. We understand the urgent need to support girls and their families at this time. We are therefore looking into all the possibilities for cash transfers to girls and capitation grants to schools to be delivered as soon as possible. The health and safety of the South Sudanese people is our utmost concern and so any activities will be subject to strict social distancing measures and other guidelines imposed by Government of Republic of South Sudan (GRSS), the Ministry of Health and World Health Organisation (WHO).
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For more information on Covid-19 and how to best protect yourself and your family call the toll-free number – 6666 – in South Sudan.