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21 Mar 2018 description

Years of conflict has impacted South Sudan, an estimated 4 million population has been uprooted including 1.9 million displaced since start of conflict in 2013; with up to 85 percent estimated children and women exposed to protection risks, hunger, diseases, and malnutrition. Armed conflict, economic crisis, and below average harvest contributed to deterioration of food security situation in South Sudan. An estimated 6 million (50 % of population) were severely food insecure (IPC Phases 3, 4, and 5). Localized famine was declared in Leer and Mayendit counties of Unity state in May 2017.

24 Jan 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Background

This assessment is a consolidated effort of the Ministry of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI), the Education Cluster Unit and Cluster partners towards determining the impact of the most recent conflict, economic crisis, food insecurity and cholera epidemic on children’s education in South Sudan.

08 Dec 2017 description

Situation of Education in the Current Conflict and Humanitarian Context

15 Jun 2017 description

Context

Education indicators in South Sudan were extremely low prior to the outbreak of the current civil war. According to the South Sudan Ministry of Education’s 2011 Statistical Yearbook and 2013 Education and Management Information System (EMIS):

• 73% of men and 84% of women above 15 years of age were illiterate.

• Three out of five school-age children were not enrolled in primary school.

• The pupil-classroom ratio averaged 100.

26 Apr 2017 description

Introduction

The Skills for Life + Toolkit helps teachers give children and youth information and skills to make things using appropriate technology that will help them during emergencies. The Skills for Life + Toolkit contains:

26 Apr 2017 description

Introduction

Background

Research has shown that young people in schools benefit from special programmes that teach life skills. Life skills promote positive health practices and reduce risky behaviour. Life skills are especially important during an emergency. It should be used along with the Skills for Life picture charts for children.

24 Apr 2017 description

Context

Education indicators in South Sudan were extremely concerning prior to the outbreak of the current civil war. According to the South Sudan Ministry of Education’s 2011 Statistical Yearbook and 2013 Education and Management Information System (EMIS):

  • 73% of men and 84% of women above 15 years of age were illiterate.

  • 60% of teachers were untrained or their qualifications were not known.

  • Three out of five school-age children were not enrolled in primary school.