The making of 25,000 school uniforms – Thanks, Tailored for Education for this immense support

Ariang Network of Schools Program graduated 47 more students in February of 2021. Since Ariang Primary opened its doors to students in 2011, a total of 394 students have graduated from Ariang and its two feeder schools; Mading and Nyieth.

The Immense Growth of Ariang Network of Schools in 2021

All our 3 schools are projected to receive increased enrollments when schools resume. Our ground team has been at the forefront in educating the community on the need for education for everyone. The ongoing enrollments have shown an upward trajectory. Even though this brings some challenges such as overcrowding in classrooms,  imbalanced teacher-student ratio, and funding needs, we are happy because our efforts to support every child have borne fruits. If you know individuals or organizations that support education and/or community-led projects in Africa, please recommend us to them. Any support will be highly appreciated.

The making of 25,000 school uniforms in 2021 – Thanks to Tailored for Education

You may remember that the Boston-based organization, Tailored for Education, supported all of Ariang Primary’s 1,100 students with school uniforms and shoes in 2019. Tailored for Education’s mission is to increase school enrollment and create economic opportunity by providing the world’s most vulnerable children with locally made school uniforms. This wonderful organization has once again partnered to not only fund Ariang Primary but all Ariang Network of Schools, meaning that every new and returning student at Ariang, Mading, and Nyieth Primary Schools will receive a school uniform, a pair of shoes, underwear, sports bras, and reusable masks.

What are the benefits that come with this uniforms project? – Seen and unseen

Uniforms and Shoes Are Powerful Educational Gifts

Our students have been away from learning for a complete year due to COVID-19. Learning is expected to resume in April in South Sudan.

These gifts are just the perfect gifts for enticing students to come back to school. In the past, we have observed keenly how powerful these gifts are in influencing students to enroll in school and focus on education.

Increased Student Dignity

Many families struggle financially in Ariang. Only a few families afford uniforms for their children. This brings about a sense of disparity and inequality amongst students.

This project will eliminate these issues and create a more fair and equal learning environment because every student will receive a pair of new uniforms and shoes – therefore making access to education more equitable.

Support for Grassroots Businesses

Tailored for Education strongly advocates that we hire local tailors and buy from local traders. This strategy is key in supporting the local community to grow their businesses and contribute to the advancement of the local economy.

Additionally, buying from local traders helps us to establish new partnerships with the local communities who also support our mission in different ways.