Project profile — Girls' Education South Sudan


Government of the United Kingdom - DFID - Department for International Development
2019-12-05 - 2025-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• South Sudan (100.00%)


• Education policy and administrative management:
Education policy and administrative management (11110) (7.00%)
Education facilities and training (11120) (7.00%)
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 

• 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)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (principal objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)


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.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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