Project profile — Girls' Education South Sudan

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Girls' Education South Sudan - Overview
Government of the United Kingdom - DFID - Department for International Development
2019-12-05 - 2024-03-31
Country / region • South Sudan (100.00%)
Sector • Education, Level Unspecified
Education policy and administrative management (11110) (7.00%)
• Education, Level Unspecified
Education facilities and training (11120) (7.00%)
• Education, Level Unspecified
Teacher training (11130) (7.00%)
• Basic Education
Primary education (11220) (28.00%)
• Secondary Education
Secondary education (11320) (46.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (5.00%)
Policy marker • Nutrition (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Disability (principal objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
Description and results


This project aims to increase access to education for girls in South Sudan by improving girls’ enrolment and retention in primary and secondary schools and the quality of education they receive. Project activities include: (1) distributing cash transfers to school-aged girls to encourage the completion of their education; (2) providing grants to schools for the improvement of physical conditions and resources, such as sanitation and hygiene infrastructure and books or other learning materials; (3) improving education services through teacher training, curriculum reviews, and systems to monitor attendance and school performance; and (4) addressing key barriers to girls’ access to education emphasizing the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence and child marriage. Girls’ Education South Sudan is part of Canada’s $400 million G7 Charlevoix Declaration that supports education for women and girls in crisis and conflict situations.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved girls’ enrollment and retention at primary and secondary school; and (2) improved gender-responsive, evidence-based, quality education for girls.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of May 2023 include: (1) the total number of children enrolled in school in South Sudan is 2,021,553 (of whom 1,011,607 are girls and 1,009,946 are boys), surpassing the 1,784,664 children enrolled as of March 2019; (2) girls made up 50% of total enrolment in 2022, up from 45.4% in 2020; (3) a cumulative total of 1,049,220 unique girls have received cash transfer payments to encourage them to enroll in and attend school, help them buy educational materials and purchase menstrual hygiene supplies; and (4) reached 2,734 school communities through community mobilization activities. These activities included families listening to the ‘Our School’ radio programs on techniques to improve learning, benefits of educating girls, disability inclusion, dealing with sexual harassment and menstrual health, amongst others. Overall, this project is improving the enrolment and retention of girls and promotes equal access for all children in South Sudan.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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