Educating & Empowering 200 Girls in South Sudan

by New Sudan Education Initiative (NESEI)


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.

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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.


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.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


NESEI Website
Blog from Sudan
Podcasts from Sudan
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Organization Information

New Sudan Education Initiative (NESEI)

Location: Colchester, VT - USA
Rachel Hanish
Project Leader:
Rachel Hanish
U.S. Operations Director
Colchester, VT United States

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