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.
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.