The Ministry of Education in South Sudan’s capital Juba says it is giving out 325 SSP to every school going girl from primary five to senior four.
The project implemented through cash transfer scheme will benefit all girls who enrolled in Primary 5 [P5] to Senior 4 [S4] who regularly attend school. The girls will be eligible to receive an annual cash payment of 325 South Sudanese Pounds.
The first transfers have been paid out at bank branches to girls attending schools in urban areas, or at school through school bank accounts in rural settings.
This is to encourage girl child education as the program targets a total of 200k girls in the country.
Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) is a programme that will transform the lives of a generation of children in South Sudan – especially girls – through education.
GESS is an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of South Sudan and funded by the UK Government.