Education indicators in South Sudan remain grim as the years of conflict have taken a serious toll on the education of boys, girls and youth. In South Sudan, over 1 million children continue to be out of school despite Government and partners’ efforts to intervene in education! A July 2012 report by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) found that less than 2 percent of the population has completed Website Content Editing/Programs Office primary school education. But, there are positive things happening! For example, the country’s Alternative Education Programme, which originally targeted former soldiers, has since been opened to students of all ages. Nile Hope has been at the forefront of efforts to improve education in South Sudan (both formal and informal) by way of establishing learning spaces (permanent and temporary) and improving the general education environment (including sanitation and hygiene), strengthening local education structures and actors such as PTAs and School Management Committees (SMCs) as well as working closely with the County Education Departments on matters like distribution of scholastic materials for teachers and learners. Nile Hope is an important player in the Education Sector and continues to participate in critical forums and policy gatherings to generate such tools as the South Sudan Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies (INEE). The education needs continue to be many and diverse and Nile Hope will continue to strengthen existing partnerships.
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