Quality Basic Education for Out of School Children in South Sudan

EAC and UNICEF partnership project is improving access to education for out of school children in South Sudan, and aims to reach 32,640 out of school children with quality education.

The EAC-UNICEF South Sudan project will is working to increase access to quality primary education for out of school children in South Sudan by:

  • Building schools,
  • Providing education materials,
  • Building the capacity of teachers, and
  • Taking special measures to retain students in schools.

Children’s learning and progression into higher grades is a special focus of the project. The project is implemented in counties with high numbers of returnees and out of school population.

The project aims to reach over 32,600 children with quality primary education.

Project finished



EAC and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) are partnering in Chad, Comoros, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Yemen to bring quality basic education to over 3.3 million children.


South Sudan

South Sudan

The Republic of South Sudan became the world’s youngest country on 9 July 2011, following the conclusion of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and a partition with its northern neighbour, Sudan. The fledgling country has, since its birth, known relatively little peace, security and stability. Political in-fighting amongst the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) has fuelled tensions and conflict, particularly between the country’s two largest ethnic groups – the Dinka and the Nuer. The ongoing conflict has wreaked havoc on South Sudan’s infrastructure and school-age children, producing scores of internally displaced people and refugees, stretching the country’s already thin resources.