Project profile — Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds - South Sudan

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Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds - South Sudan - Overview
Canadian Red Cross (CA-CRA_ACR-3119219814)
2020-02-28 - 2023-08-15
Country / region • South Sudan (100.00%)
Sector • Education, Level Unspecified
Education facilities and training (11120) (16.35%)
• Basic Education
Basic life skills for youth (11231) (65.00%)
• Basic Health
Health education (12261) (8.65%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (10.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (significant objective)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


This project works to increase equal opportunities for school-age girls and young women, including those with disabilities, to attend school in Gogrial West, South Sudan. Project activities include: (1) providing menstrual hygiene management support; (2) constructing safe water, sanitation and hygiene facilities in schools; and (3) conducting training and education sessions with parents, school personnel, students, and school management committees on hygiene, menstrual hygiene management, and sexual and gender based violence (SGBV). The project aims to support approximately 9,000 school-aged girls and young women in selected primary and secondary schools. Boys are included in specific aspects of the project – such as education, school clubs, hygiene product distribution – to encourage their full participation and reduce instances of SGBV in schools. This project works to directly contribute to Canada’s G7 Charlevoix Declaration on Quality Education for Girls, Adolescent Girls and Women in Developing Countries.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved safe hygiene and sanitation practices in selected schools, especially for girls; and (2) enhanced protection from school-based sexual and gender-based violence, especially for girls.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of May 2023 include: (1) 7,707 girls have received dignity kits, including sanitary pads, underwear and soap, to manage their periods; (2) 35 schools have newly constructed or rehabilitated water and sanitation facilities; and (3) 190 communities and 38 schools have received behaviour change communication messaging on sexual and gender-based violence, such as early and forced marriage of girls.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $721,467
Transaction Date Type Value
02-06-2023 Disbursement $721,467
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