South Sudan has some of the lowest educational indicators in the world.
In 2016, 128,000 girls started primary school, but only 2,700 completed secondary school.
Many barriers prevent girls from going to school – cultural, financial, poor infrastructure, poor quality education.
Girls’ Education South Sudan 2 (GESS 2) follows on from highly successful GESS 1 (April 2013 to September 2018).
A consortium with Montrose leading on knowledge, evidence, research and learning is working with the Ministry of General Education and Instruction to eliminate barriers to girls’ education and promote gender equality.
GESS 2 aims to promote equity in education by increasing levels of gender parity in enrolment and improving girls’ attainment.
Focuses on secondary education.
Further improves quality education work.
Includes vulnerable groups.
Integrates English language training.
Lead on knowledge, research and learning and provide technical support to delivery of quality education inputs.
Design accelerated learning programmes.
Provide technical advice and assistance.
Design and conduct research studies and learning assessments.
GESS 2’s whole-school transformation model will:
Improve access to education.
Increase gender parity in student enrolment.
Improve pupil retainment.
Quality education interventions supported by Montrose will:
Improve learning in the classroom.
Ensure all children engage in meaningful learning, acquire knowledge and skills.
Ensure pupils complete their education.
GESS 1 highlights:
Increased enrolment from 928,000 in 2014 to 1,580,000 in 2018.
Raised the ratio of girls in education from 40% to 44%.