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Unleash the leaders: 400 girls in South Sudan



Ayak Anguei Girl's Primary School has 400 girls enrolled where 17 out of 23 P8 recently graduated onto secondary school in a country where 0.8% attends primary school and less than that continue due to early forced marriage Help unleash the leaders in 400 South Sudanese girls by supporting a Student Government for Girls by Girls program so they can develop confidence, leadership skills, advocate for girls education, take civic action, and participate in their school and community decisions

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

South Sudanese Dinka girls face dire challenges: early arranged marriage, domestic violence, families who force their daughters to stay home, fetch water, wood, grind grain, cook and take care of siblings in order to get a good cow bride price. 90% female illiteracy 400 girls at the only girl's boarding school in the region, Ayak Anguei Primary, have requested a girl's empowerment program using a Student Government model utilizing female local, state and country leaders as mentors.

How will this project solve this problem?

The Student Government for Girls by Girls will develop higher self-esteem and confidence, leadership skills, allow the girls to become student representatives in their community decision making process, take civic action working with female local leader mentors to create a radio program for girls by girls to promote girls education and contribute to their community by building and sustaining a school garden project. The outcome will develop a girl's ability to be an active member of society.

Potential Long Term Impact

400 girls from the Ayak Anguei Girls School will, by participating in the Student Government for Girls by Girls program, have the ability to engage in their communities, demonstrate their civic contribution, be an active advocate for inspiring other girls to attend school, gain the confidence to help educate their parents of the need for girl child education and be an active participant girls school recruitment for the Ministry of Education

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $3,528
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $4,472
Total Funding Goal: $8,000


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Project Leader

Carol Francis-Rinehart

Executive Director/Co-Founder
Denver, Colorado South Sudan

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