Education advocacy group enrolls more South Sudanese children in schools

South Sudanese young girls attending classes in Panrieng primary school Unity State, South Sudan. Photo: Windle Trust International

Juba, May 30, 2018 (SSNA) — An educational charity group said its South Sudan’s projects in the war-torn young nation have increased drastically. The agency states that new 60,000 South Sudanese children have been enrolled in schools.

Windle Trust International (WTI), a UK-based education advocacy group, operates schools in Unity, Lakes, and the Western Equatoria States. The agency says children enrollment in Unity is more than double and that “enrolment is up by 33% in just three years – an extra 60,000 students.”

WTI points out in a statement that enrolment in Western Equatoria has increased by 10,000 students and that Unity students increased “from 34,000 to well over 75,000.”

The group says it has been working with South Sudan’s government since 2013 to increase access to primary and secondary schools for girls.

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