More than half of all school age children are not in school. (Source:UNICEF).
73% of girls in South Sudan do not go to school and is considered the toughest country in the world for a girl to receive an education. (Source:One Campaign).
58% of South Sudan primary teachers are untrained. (Source:UNICEF).
Our Dream for Ariang School:
Education in the shadow of civil war requires a holistic approach. Our vision is for Ariang School to become a center for community development and serve as a hub for community dialogue, and mobilization for addressing other social, economic and health issues.Starting in 2013, we started providing stable, nutritious meals for the children which are supplemented by the World Food Program. Our hope is to add a school-based health clinic with a school nurse and health educator to teach and promote basic hygiene and sanitation in the school. All school children would receive vaccinations and weekly recreational opportunities.Because of the prolonged war, a generation of South Sudanese adults was deprived of basic education. Therefore, our vision is to provide adult education in order to develop the village. Adults in the community would have the opportunity to attend classes in the evening and learn skills in tailoring, masonry, and basic computer skills.