We’re very excited to announce the release of the 2nd issue of Teens ta Guwa magazine!
The ground-breaking magazine is produced especially for South Sudanese teens and is the first of its kind in the country.
Demographically, South Sudan is one of the youngest nations in the world, with almost half of the population under the age of 18 (World Bank, 2023). But how are we supporting this generation of youth to contribute towards the future of the country? And with such low Internet connectivity, how are the youth accessing factual and inspiring information?
Teens ta Guwa (which loosely translates to ‘Power Teens!’) aims to address some of these barriers, by reaching young people with content that inspires them to make a difference in their lives and their communities. In the 2nd issue, readers will find articles on topics such as career opportunities, environmental protection and menstruation.
Teens ta Guwa harnesses the power of role models to bring stories to life. Role models play an exceptionally important part in the life of a young person, yet inspiring and successful individuals are often lacking in the lives of South Sudanese youth. Take, for example, the story written by the Habibi Funk, about the first female football referee in Africa and the Arab world – Munira Ramadan Abkar Muhammad Warsha – spearheading the way for women in a male dominated field. Women like Munira highlight what is possible if we shake off limiting beliefs!
The second edition of the magazine will be printed and shared with over 19,000 youth across the country and shared in Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) Mentoring Clubs and Book Clubs, which target those in upper primary and secondary schools across the country.
The magazine is also available online for interested readers and we encourage you to share the magazine with the teens in your life, so that they may also benefit from the inspirational content!
Read the magazine by clicking here: https://bitly.ws/YkVF