Nyapuor wants to continue going to school as she feels happy and enjoys learning math. “I was very frightened by the war. I saw so many people wounded and men shooting guns. I feel safe here and want to keep coming to school,” says Nyapuor.
Dang Madang, a teacher at the UNICEF-supported Hope Primary School explained, “these children have seen and witnessed things no adult, let alone a child, should ever have witnessed. Teaching them science, math and English is the best thing we can do ... to ensure their safe futures.”
Conflict and poverty have left South Sudan with some of the world’s worst levels of access to education and quality of learning. Severe challenges faced by these communities include:
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- High numbers of out-of-school children
- Low primary completion rate
- Low adult literacy rate
- Scarce teaching and learning materials and inadequate school infrastructure, with a large number of open air classrooms.
US Fund for UNICEF for the original version of this blog.