Today, we celebrate the National Girls’ Education Day in South Sudan!
National Girls’ Education Day was designated as 7th July in 2004 by the late Dr. John Garang de Mabior to keep girls’ education on the agenda. On that day in 2004 he lit a candle and said, “Let’s keep the candle burning for girls’ education”.
Every year on this day we aspire to continue his legacy by highlighting the unique barriers girls face in gaining an education in South Sudan, celebrate progress made, and take stock of what more can be done.
This morning, GESS Team Leader, Akuja de Garang, Education Adviser Emily Gray, UK Embassy, and Zoe Hensby, Deputy Development Director, UK Embassy were on UN’s Radio Miraya to speak about the day and the role GESS has played in realising change in girls’ education in South Sudan.
Listen to their conversation here below.