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Mobile schools provide primary education in Sudan’s nomadic communities
Mobile schools provide primary education in Sudan’s nomadic communities
Zahra Mohamed Ahmed, 15, has every reason to feel pleased with herself. She just received the results of the eighth-grade exams she took in March, and they show she got 239 marks out of 280. Read More >
History is making a new republic in Southern Sudan. Education will build its future.
History is making a new republic in Southern Sudan. Education will build its future.
With formal independence ahead in July, the world’s soon-to-be newest nation, the Republic of South Sudan faces a daunting state-building task. Read More >
Returning to become a nurse; the dream of a southern Sudanese returnee girl.
Returning to become a nurse; the dream of a southern Sudanese returnee girl.
With the Southern Sudan referendum scheduled for January 9, hundreds of thousands of southerners are heading back to southern Sudan by road, rail, barge and planes. While some are assisted to return by the South Sudan government, many others are coming on their own.
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Education in Sudan – AED Expert Speaks on CSPAN
Education in Sudan – AED Expert Speaks on CSPAN
Speaking on CSPAN last week in a panel discussion, Elizabeth Leu, senior education advisor with the AED Global Education Center, shared her expertise on efforts to improve education in Sudan, a country that has experienced civil war for 21 years. Read More >
Overcoming barriers to girls’ education in Southern Sudan
Overcoming barriers to girls’ education in Southern Sudan
RUMBEK, Sudan, 8 July 2009 – Mary, 17, is an eighth grader at the Deng Nhial Primary School in Rumbek, Southern Sudan. Mary’s mother is determined to see her daughter complete her schooling, since she did not have the opportunity to get an education herself. Read More >
Sudanese Women Get Second Shot At Literacy
Sudanese Women Get Second Shot At Literacy
ElL OBEID, Sudan 06 May 2009 Many girls in rural Sudan fail to get far with their education because they marry early or their parents need them to help put food on the table at home. In the north Kordofan state, WFP is helping 55 women to make up for lost time and become literate in six months.

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Child Club in South Darfur
Child Club in South Darfur
DARFUR, Sudan, February 2009 - My name is Asrar Abubaker Ishag and I am 12 years old, I am studying at grade 7th in Elsaadia Basic School for girls, Nyala. I am the oldest of the five children in our family, my father is a policeman and my mother is a teacher. My family lives in Khartoum Belail area in Nyala. I have learnt a lot of things in the school besides the subjects. Read More >
Celebrating the second anniversary of Southern Sudan’s ‘Go To School’ campaign
Celebrating the second anniversary of Southern Sudan’s ‘Go To School’ campaign
JUBA, Southern Sudan, 3 April 2008 – As children in Southern Sudan celebrate the second anniversary of the UNICEF-supported 'Go to School' initiative, approximately 1.3 million pupils are expected to enter classes this year, as compared to some 340,000 in 2005. Read More >
Girls
Girls' Education Movement amplifies ‘Children’s Voices’ in Sudan
JUBA, Southern Sudan, 15 August 2007 – Every Tuesday morning, while her younger brother and sisters are still climbing into their school uniforms, Suku Jane Simon, 16, climbs onto a chair at Southern Sudan Radio, adjusts a pair of headphones and coolly announces the start of her own broadcast. Read More >
Learning under trees in South Sudan
Learning under trees in South Sudan
RUMBEK, Southern Sudan - The first sign of rain clouds for students at Tiboro School in Yeri in South Sudan means that classes are abandoned. Read More >
With help from the Government of Japan, Southern Sudan rebuilds its schools
With help from the Government of Japan, Southern Sudan rebuilds its schools
NEW YORK, USA, 17 July 2007 – Japan has contributed $8.6 million to Southern Sudan, aiding the region’s school-rebuilding efforts following two decades of civil war that devastated the education system there. Read More >
GEM clubs help more girls get to school in Southern Sudan
GEM clubs help more girls get to school in Southern Sudan
JUBA, Southern Sudan, 30 November 2006 – Like children everywhere, students in Southern Sudan spend most of their mornings studying textbooks, reciting lessons and trying to keep still. But for two days recently, 55 students and teachers came together to raise education awareness through an exuberant display of song and dance. Read More >
Teachers go back to school in southern Sudan
Teachers go back to school in southern Sudan
WAU, Southern Sudan, 5 October 2006 – The day begins early and ends late for Clara Royo, a primary school teacher in this bustling market town. Read More >
Returning students crowd schools in Southern Sudan
Returning students crowd schools in Southern Sudan
JUBA, Southern Sudan, 31 July 2006 – As the afternoon winds down and most classes let out for the day, students at Buluk A, the only government school in this town offering instruction in English, are just beginning to open their books. Read More >
For girls in South Darfur, finishing primary school is a major milestone
For girls in South Darfur, finishing primary school is a major milestone
DARFUR, Sudan, 18 July 2006 – Fatma Atma Musa, 13, goes to school, studies and socializes with her friends – normal activities for children in developed countries. But in Darfur, Fatma is the exception rather than the rule. Read More >
Getting children to school in Southern Sudan
Getting children to school in Southern Sudan
RUMBEK, Southern Sudan, 30 June 2006 – In this hardscrabble town, where buildings consist of little more than rubble and tending cattle is one of the only realistic careers, getting children into school used to be a nearly impossible task. Read More >
Southern Sudan: Changing the odds for girls
Southern Sudan: Changing the odds for girls
YAMBIO, Sudan, 7 September 2005 – As schoolgirls here bend their heads over their books, they listen warily for the sounds of angry voices outside. Read More >
Sudan: Community radios reach the unreachable
Sudan: Community radios reach the unreachable
KHARTOUM, Sudan, June 2005 – In a country where rural areas remain hard to reach, adult populations are often illiterate and the number of local dialects is said to exceed 500, communication can be a real challenge. Read More >
South Sudan: New struggle for former rebels
South Sudan: New struggle for former rebels
RUMBEK, South Sudan, 31 May 2005 – For six years, Reuben Meen fought on the front lines of Africa’s longest-running civil war. Read More >

 

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