Our work in South Sudan is delivered from our main office in Juba, and sub offices across the country including in Bentiu, Wau, Torit and Yei. 

Reflecting a history of marginalisation and lack of investment in educational facilities going back to colonial times, the recently independent South Sudan is a country with some of the lowest educational indicators in the world. The adult literacy rate stands at less than 30%, and despite increases in enrolment in the last few years, a half of all primary school age children - more than one million children - are not in school. Drop-out rates are so high that the completion rate in primary schools is one of the lowest in the world. By far the greatest barrier to effective learning, however, is a shortage of trained and supported teachers. The consequence is that very few children manage to go to secondary school. Access to education reflects high gender, geographic and wealth disparities, features which pose enormous challenges to the development of South Sudan’s economy and to the nurturing of a sense of nationhood.

Windle works in partnership with other international NGOs and the Government of South Sudan to strengthen and contribute to national educational infrastructures, undertake teacher training, and promoting girls education through the GESS (Girls Education in South Sudan) programme.

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