Home | Press Releases    Friday 16 November 2012

UNICEF South Sudan signs Project Co-Funding Agreement with Qatar’s Educate A Child initiative to bring quality primary education to over 25,000 children in South Sudan

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

Doha, Qatar- UNICEF South Sudan today signed a three-year agreement with Educate A Child, a new initiative from Qatar’s Sheikha Moza bint Nasser aimed at triggering progress towards the goal of quality primary education for all the world’s children.

The US $12 million co-funding from Global Partnership for Education and Educate a Child, with UNICEF South Sudan as the implementing partner will be used to support the Ministry of General Education and Instruction and other partners to implement activities that will increase the quality and access to education to over 25,000 children throughout South Sudan, the newest nation in the world.

With 61 million children worldwide still missing out on their fundamental right to education, Educate a Child today announced partnerships with a range of organisations to catalyse innovative learning solutions for the world’s hardest-to-reach children - those affected by extreme poverty, conflict, natural disaster and prejudice.

Education remains a major priority for children in South Sudan. Despite education indicators being among the worst in the world, demand for education is high which is demonstrated through the increase in school enrolment over the past few years. The completion rate in primary schools is less than 10 per cent, one of the lowest in the world coupled with gender equality - only 33 per cent of girls are in schools.

“Qatar Foundation’s generous contribution will go a long way in improving the lives of children in this new nation. The support will increase access to quality primary education, build the much needed capacity of teachers and continue to deliver emergency education interventions to the most vulnerable.” said Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque, Representative, UNICEF South Sudan.

Mohammed Al Naimi from the Qatar Foundation said: “Our partners have broad global reach and deep local roots. We are delighted to be partnering with UNICEF South Sudan because of the rich wealth of experience they bring to the area of education.

Poor infrastructure, shortage of classrooms, deep rooted social norms, recurrent emergencies and few trained teachers are just a few barriers to children in accessing the quality learning they deserve in South Sudan.

But there is great desire and eagerness among children to learn. 12 year old Radwan Al Fahil, a refugee in Maban county, Upper Nile State says, “School is the best thing about being here. Education is even more important than shoes. I would rather be in class with bare feet than have shoes."

Together, we can make a real difference to the lives of over 25,000 children in the newest nation of the world.


Educate A Child is a new global initiative launched by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar. It aims to significantly reduce the number of children worldwide missing out on their fundamental right to education.

Educate A Child is working with partner organisations to support innovative methods of bringing education to the hardest-to-reach children, especially those affected by poverty, conflict, natural disaster and prejudice.

Educate A Child is an extension of Sheikha Moza’s mandate as UNESCO Special Envoy on Basic and Higher Education, as a United Nations Millennium Development Goal Advocate, and Steering Committee member of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Education First Initiative.

For more information please visit www.educateachild.org.qa.

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


The Position of the SPLM-N on Relief Delivery Same Wine, Old Bottles! 2018-02-18 06:50:42 By Elwathig Kameir On January 19, 2017, I published an article titled “Armed Struggle and Civil Resistance in Sudan: Catch 22,” from which I quote the following opening paragraphs (from i to iii): (...)

Without meaningful change Sudan will descend into chaos 2018-02-16 11:14:31 Economic failures, armed conflicts, and power struggles within the regime have pushed Sudan towards a tipping point By Ahmed H Adam Sudan's political crisis has reached its worst since the coup (...)

What to do with Salah? 2018-02-14 05:39:22 By Magdi El Gizouli In a flattering piece from 1973 the New York Times picked up one of Jafaar Nimayri’s nicknames. Sudan's president from 1969 to 1985 was known as “Sartana”, the hero of a series (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Petition for release of Agou John Wuoi from prison 2018-02-15 20:45:31 Open letter to South Sudan President Salva Kiir Your Excellency, Kindly please permit me to take this rare opportunity to appreciate you for every effort you have made toward making South Sudan (...)

AUHIP Communiqué on Sudan & SPLM-N talks for cessation of hostilities agreement 2018-02-05 13:04:16 African Union High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and South Sudan Joint Statement on Unilateral Ceasefire, Cessation of Hostilities and Completion of Negotiations 1) With the facilitation (...)

South Sudanese rights group call to release political detainees 2017-12-10 07:50:31 THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: 10 DECEMBER 2017: SSHURSA CALLS ON ALL TO ACTION FOR SOUTH SUDANESE The 10 December usually marks the international human rights day. SSHURSA notes with (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.