Education to Change a Nation
Education at Tea–
This event is a great opportunity to learn why this idea is the premise for the work of Project Education South Sudan!
Enjoy tea, treats, and comradery as dynamic speaker, Achol “Helen” Abyei, shares insights about her life growing up in South Sudan, the lack of education, and the history that makes receiving an education for young women still difficult today. Let’s learn together the ways that we can support the young women of South Sudan, and in turn, affect the global community.
Education cannot wait for the ongoing conflict in South Sudan to end. Project Education South Sudan, PESS, believes that developing educated young leaders is the only sustainable way to end the cycle of violence South Sudan is experiencing. PESS is led by a former South Sudanese Lost Boy – now a college educated United States citizen – working on the ground in rural South Sudan. As a result, PESS is uniquely positioned to partner with South Sudanese communities as they educate their girls, create their own new leaders, and maintain essential educational infrastructure. Our vision is “education to change a nation” and here is what we do:
Inside the classroom and out, we empower girls with the skills they need to build a better future. We support girls in secondary school, including after-school tutoring and special programs to bond their “girl” community and encourage global awareness. HIV/AIDS awareness and menstrual management programs are part of our programming as well.
Girl leadership development, teacher education, health management programs which “train trainers”, and workshops in financial literacy and other economic skills are the core of our indigenous leadership empowerment. These programs are primarily led by South Sudanese and created with a local context.
The physical development we support maintains schools, makes water more accessible, frees girls for education by shortening their daily tasks, and allows communities to build themselves from the ground up.