GESS 2​South Sudan

Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) is an inclusive programme that will transform the lives of a generation of children in South Sudan – especially girls and those in the margins of society– through education. In 2018 there were 156,085 girls enrolled in Primary 1 (P1) but only 5,272 in Secondary 4 (S4). GESS is on a mission to change that.

The GESS 2 programme in South Sudan is being delivered by a consortium led by Mott McDonald, and five other organisations (Leonard Cheshire, Montrose, BBC Media in Action and Windle Trust) each contributing their experience, expertise and skills to towards the success of the programme.

ADRA is the lead implementation partner for GESS 2 across Eastern Equatoria and Warrap States. In partnership with Light of the World, TOCH and CNI ADRA coordinates implementation across Eastern Equatoria and Warrap States. This includes the provision of equitable, accessible and essential support to the education sector in Eastern Equatoria and Warrap States. The programme will target 1,140 schools and provide professional development to 563 teachers.

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Donor: FCDO

Start date: 10/01/2019 

End date: 3/12/2021 

Grant amount: £2,088,870

ADRA-UK match: nil 

Total budget: £2,088,870

Partners: Light of the World, TOCH and CNI

Implementing office: ADRA South Sudan