Room to Learn - Education for Youth in South Sudan

by Winrock International
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Summary

Room to Learn is working to give children and youth in South Sudan the opportunity to attend school. Decades of civil war and turmoil have devastated the country's infrastructure, leaving them without access to quality education. Through initial quick-impact grants we can reach 7,500 students in 20 schools. Your donation can help enroll them in classes, improve the quality of their education, and provide distance learning for hard-to-reach populations.
$7,498
total raised
36
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

South Sudan won independence in 2011, after half a century of destruction and two decades of civil war. Now the world's newest nation faces another battle: building a good education system for its children. Schools lack proper facilities and educational materials. The quality of instruction is poor. Girls lag behind boys in enrollment and retention. According to the United Nations, a 15-year-old girl in South Sudan has a greater chance of dying in childbirth than completing school.

Solution

Room to Learn offers children and youth access to quality education, with a special focus on reaching the most marginalized groups, including girls, the disabled, and children from nomadic and pastoralist communities. The project provides children with foundational literacy skills and a safe learning environment. Funds will be used for quick-impact grants to improve school infrastructure and train teachers; deliver educational materials; provide access to mobile learning; and support local PTAs.

Long-Term Impact

Education will transform the lives of youth by improving their well-being and future prospects. It will enable them to pass on the social and economic benefits of education to their families. Girls will be less vulnerable to exploitation. Educating this generation can lift South Sudan out of poverty and ensure its stability. Getting communities involved in improving schools and raising awareness about equity, safety, and educational outcomes will help sustain the program's positive impacts.

Resources

http:/​/​www.winrock.org

Organization Information

Winrock International

Location: Little Rock, AR - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.winrock.org
Project Leader:
Alyssa Cochran
Arlington, VA United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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