Educating & Empowering 200 Girls in South Sudan

$6,895 $50,605
Raised Remaining


New Sudan Education Initiative will send 200 South Sudanese girls to high school, providing them with quality education, health care, and skill-building activities to help them become capable leaders.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

South Sudan has been ravaged by over 40 years of civil war, with 4.5 million dead and 9 million refugees, making it one of the worst humanitarian disasters in history. South Sudan has the lowest school access rates in the world, and 90% illiteracy among women. Less than 2% of girls attend high school. This is why NESEI focuses on getting girls into school and providing practical education and training for success after graduation. NESEI partners with public schools in Yei and Wau, South Sudan.

How will this project solve this problem?

Activities include student recruitment, issuing need-based & academic-based tuition scholarships, remedial tutoring in core subjects, teacher training to improve instruction, health workshops, public speaking/debate, & a student-run sewing business.

Potential Long Term Impact

NESEI will help thousands of girls in South Sudan receive a quality education and pursue professional careers or launch businesses. They can become leaders in crucial sectors – government, business, healthcare, agriculture, education & technology.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

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New Sudan Education Initiative (NESEI)

Colchester, VT, United States

Project Leader

Rachel Hanish

U.S. Operations Director
Colchester, VT United States

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