Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) has launched a teen-focused magazine, titled ‘Teens ta Guwa’, loosely translated as ‘Power Teens’.
10,600 copies of the magazine have been printed for upper primary and secondary school learners. The magazine will be used as part of the GESS mentoring programme, aimed to develop life skills in learners across the country.
The printed copies of the magazine will be made available free of charge to upper primary and secondary learners participating in the mentoring programme as well as to any interested person via the online version available at:
The purpose of the magazine is to inspire youth to follow their dreams, keep striving for success, and become entrepreneurial and ambitious. The magazine will also provide teens with access to information about services they can access and will encourage the readers to reach out for support, if and when they need it.
Read the magazine, here!
The first issue of the Magazine includes articles on a range of topics, such as education, activism, fashion, art and much more!
“Teens ta Guwa” is a very innovative way of engaging with teens and providing them with access to information and advice that may otherwise be difficult to access, especially in locations where access to media and services is restricted. We are excited to make this skill and knowledge-building resource available to the teens and we are looking forward to hearing their feedback,” Akuja de Garang, GESS Team Leader said while encouraging the teens to grab a copy.
“This Magazine is an important tool to build the confidence of our teens to pursue their goals and equip them with the knowledge that will help their decision-making processes and turn challenges their face into opportunities,” Director General, Gender Equity and Inclusive Education, Esther Akumu said.
The ‘Teens ta Guwa’ magazine was created as part of GESS’ Mentoring Programme, funded by 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.
Read the magazine, here.
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.
You can access more information about the GESS programme, here:Behaviour Change, Disability Inclusion, Early and Unintended Pregnancy, European Union, FCDO, GESS, girls' education, Global Affairs Canada, Quality Education, South Sudan, UK aid, UKaid, USAID