South Sudan National Girl Child Education Day

Education is a right, not a privilege, and it was for this reason that Dr John Garang de Mabior established the 7th of July as National Girl Child Education Day in the then New Sudan.

"Educating girls is a proven way to lift families and communities out of poverty, and crucial to putting South Sudan back on track to recovery and then sustained development".

Primary and secondary school enrollment has now broken the 1 million barrier, and now stands at 1,039,305 pupils, every one of whose names is known, in 3043 schools, of whom 417,978 are girls.

This is part of the continuing series of events normally cosponsored by others, this one was cosponsored by the Charlie Goldsmith Association group working in South Sudan. 

Discover more through the GESS Girl's Education South Sudan.