GESS Begins the Validation of Schoolgirls Ahead of Cash Transfer Payments

September 27, 2022 12:01 pm

The preparation for the payment of Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) cash
transfers for 2022 is in full gear. The validation of eligible girls in schools is
scheduled to start from the 19th of September 2022 and continue through to the
end of October 2022.

The validation process is to confirm the number of girls that are eligible to
receive cash transfers. Only girls who enrolled in classes P5 to S4 and regularly
attend classes for the academic year 2022 can be validated.

This year, GESS is taking further measures to ensure that the correct girls are
paid. The Learner Unique Identification (ID) number that was assigned at
registration will appear on each girl’s Cash Transfer Enrolment Form. Only girls
whose Learner Unique IDs on the Cash Transfer Enrolment Form match that
on the Admission Registers will be paid.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to send their daughters for validation
and to help their daughters keep the Cash Transfer Enrolment Form safe at
home until payment is announced. Without the Cash Transfer Enrolment Form,
girls cannot be paid.

We urge girls, parents, teachers, school managers and school communities to
follow this guide so that the process can run as smoothly as possible, so that
all eligible girls receive their cash transfers. We, therefore, encourage
individuals to report the misappropriation of funds or threats to safety. This may

• Reduction of money during the payment process
• Replacement of girls who are absent during payment
• Issuing Cash Transfer Enrolment Forms to girls who are not the correct

To report misappropriation, or if you have any queries, please contact one of
the hotline numbers below:
1. MTN +211 928 520 824
2. Zain +211 917 647 891
Cash transfers are direct payments given to girls to encourage them to enrol in
school, and to help them stay focused and engaged in learning. Girls receive
financial support to allow them to prioritise education needs as they still face
many barriers to education, such as early and forced marriage, early and
unintended pregnancy and an uneven share of household chores.


The GESS programme receives funding through UK aid from the UK Government, the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the European Union. The Ministry of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI) supports the GESS programme, which is managed by implementing partners who provide technical advice. These implementing partners include Cambridge Education/Mott MacDonald as the consortium lead, BBC Media Action, Montrose, Leonard Cheshire and Windle Trust International, together with seven State Anchor NGOs that implement the programme in the ten states of South Sudan.



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