We partner to provide Education

Education and Adult literacy
In July of 2011 the Republic of South Sudan became an independent nation. After enduring two decades of civil war, the people of South Sudan have one of the lowest literacy rates in the world. It is estimated that only around 8% of women in South Sudan are literate, possibly the lowest female literacy rate in the world.

Education report 2013

Around South Sudan, children are deprived of education and learning for various reasons. Hunger and poverty remains one of the most obstinate barriers. Children living through economic fragility, political instability, conflict or natural disaster are more likely to be cut off from schooling – as are those with disabilities, or from ethnic minorities. In some countries, education opportunities for girls remain severely limited. 3.6 million People, 97 per cent of whom are children, are estimated to need education services. Following COVID19, the closure of schools and broader socio-economic hardship exacerbated existing education challenges and inequities. In addition, about 139,000 refugee children also need education support. Prior to COVID-19 school closures, about 2.2 million children were already out of school. The school closures further impacted the education of over 2.7 million additional children. In May 2021, after 14 months of closure due to COVID-19, schools in South Sudan re-opened. The current estimated number of out of school children is 2.8 million.
VARD adopted Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) combine with the Adult and Literacy program to address the challenges of education and technical and vocational training to support resilience and sustainable livelihood to contribute to poverty reduction of youths in crises TVET has a positive impact on harnessing the youth dividend, as well as economic up-liftmen, poverty alleviation and improving employability of youth.   .

How we are helping?

 – Through friends, and institutional donors, VARD is providing training to teachers, providing materials, and improving infrastructure to facilitate learning for many students.

-VARD works with families, community members, and community leaders to improve accessibility to education services where no child is left behind.

–  We are also providing adult literacy programe to families community members, and leaders

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