Learners with Disabilities Have Particular Needs

September 21, 2023 9:55 am

School Management Sub-Committee on Inclusive Education Helps to Support Learners with Disabilities   Bandar Girls’ Primary School is a government school located in Malakal Town, Upper Nile State. The school was established in 1987 but closed from 2013 to 2015 due... View Article

Mentoring and book clubs boost learners’ confidence

August 24, 2023 2:49 pm

Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) runs mentoring clubs and book clubs in over 200 schools across South Sudan. Mentoring and book clubs allow schoolchildren to have a safe space to discuss issues that affect them and get guidance from the... View Article

A Business Boosted by GESS Cash Transfers

August 17, 2023 2:26 pm

“Salha’s father left before she was born. I have been taking care of her and her siblings as a single mother. Life is not easy because of all the needs of the children. When Salha was in Primary 4, she... View Article

Attitudes Towards Girls’ Education are Changing

August 9, 2023 8:43 am

Girls’ Education South Sudan’s (GESS’) behaviour change communication activities are changing lives in Duk County in Jonglei State. These activities are helping to eradicate negative socio-cultural attitudes that stop girls and children living with disabilities from accessing and completing their... View Article

Mainstreaming Disability Inclusion Through Cash Transfers

July 3, 2023 1:46 pm

Many communities in Eastern Equatoria State in South Sudan view persons with disabilities negatively. In the past, little to no action has been taken to ensure that children with disabilities can go to school. Without challenging the stigma around disability... View Article

Father accepts to send children to school

June 14, 2023 3:06 pm

In the rural parts of South Sudan, many children have been deprived of an education by their parents simply because of negative socio-cultural beliefs. Girls’ Education South Sudan’s (GESS) community mobilisation activities are helping to create an enabling social-cultural environment... View Article

Cash Transfer Gives Hope to an Orphan

February 22, 2023 3:27 pm

Juzella is a Primary 7 learner at Hope Primary School in Juba County of Central Equatoria State. She is an orphan and lives with her aunt, Flora, who has a small business in the market west of Juba town. Flora... View Article

Empowering School Management Bodies in South Sudan

January 12, 2023 2:12 pm

“School governing bodies are a very essential unit in the management and running of a school. These are the most pivotal bodies responsible for the day-to-today running of schools, and without them, schools cannot operate well,” Andabati, Teaching and Learning... View Article

Capitation Grant Helps to Boost the Sciences

August 16, 2022 12:15 pm

Loyola Secondary School in Wau, Western Bahr el Ghazal State received capitation grants from the Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) programme in both 2020 and 2021. Capitation grants are funds made available to all not-for-profit schools (government, community, and faith-based... View Article

GESS Family Listening Sessions Lead to Economic Empowerment

August 1, 2022 9:17 am

The GESS programme aims to increase the enrolment and retention of learners in schools. One way that the programme does this is through behaviour change communication activities, including broadcasting radio programme, “Our School”, across the country. In media dark or... View Article

Happy to be Back!

September 16, 2021 12:43 pm

“When I finish my education, I want to be a teacher, so that I’ll support those who are like me, as they face a lot of challenges”, says Eunice. Eunice is a Primary 5 learner at Rajaf Educational Centre for... View Article

Sharing the Stories of Persons with Disabilities

August 9, 2021 3:23 pm

Valerie Awino, a Project Support Officer who works on our Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) programme, reflects on the impact community storytelling has on advocacy through the following story… Last year, on International Day of Persons with Disabilities in 2020, Ajak Atem... View Article

Keeping education on the agenda during school closures

May 6, 2021 12:02 pm

It’s over a year since schools closed across South Sudan due to COVID-19. Learning for many children came to a standstill until the Ministry of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI), together with education partners, introduced distance learning through radio. However,... View Article