As schools reopened in South Sudan after COVID-19 related closures, our team continued to strive to ensure that Capitation Grants are delivered as soon as possible!
Through funding from UK aid and the Government of Canada, GESS supports systems strengthening to ensure that primary and secondary schools qualify, utilise and account for Capitation Grants. Capitation Grants value amounts for primary schools are paid by the Government of Republic of South Sudan, while value amounts for secondary schools are paid through funding from UK aid and GAC through GESS.
In total, GESS has so far disbursed 2020/2021 payments totalling SSP 238,000,000 to 303 secondary schools across the country.
Capitation Grants are funds made available to all not-for-profile schools (government, community, and faith-based schools). These grants help to supplement running costs and improve the teaching and learning environment for all learners. The funds, if well utilised, can help to improve the physical infrastructure, quality of teaching and learning, and other general support.
We continue to encounter challenges, but our team is on the ground equipped with innovative methods to ensure that all approved schools receive their money.
In some cases, bank accounts have become inactive due to a lack of activity throughout COVID-19 and the consequent school closures. In some instances, we managed to engage with the banks directly to re-activate the accounts. Some schools do not have bank accounts as there are no banking facilities in their location. We have been exploring other viable options to ensure they are not left behind.
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