After enduring two decades of civil war, the people of south sudan have one of the lowest literacy rates in the world. It is estimated that only around 8% of women in South Sudan are literate, possibly the lowest female literacy rate in the world. Education consistently leads the list of government services that are most highly valued and desired by the public—demonstrating that South sudanese see a better education for their children as a top priority.
There are roughly 1.4 million primary school students enrolled in schools and just 57,000 secondary school students enrolled.Enrollment has increased from 300,000 in 2000 to the current 1.4 million today. Only 18% of children who enrolled in grade 1 are still in school by grade 8.
Through the GESS project funded by window trust , UNIDOR championed a girl-child education project in the southern Unity States of Koch, Mayendit, Leer and Panyijar. BENEFICIARY STATISTICS. The project intervention activities included capacity building training for teachers and supplementing the teachers’ payroll (Pic ), cash transfers to caregivers(pic) to enable them provide for their children, and psychosocial support for children and caregivers, to enable them overcome the traumer brought about by the aftermath of war.
UNIDOR aims to grow its education projects through injecting more programs and interventions in the hard-to reach areas across the country through improving child enrollment and retention in primary schools, school feeding programs, and establishing scholarship linkages for secondary and college education for young people to maximize their potential and career opportunities