4.2 Million Euro Made Available to Save the Children to Reduce Children’s Dropout Rate in East and West Sudan

Sunday 23 November 2014

Save the Children launched a two years 4.2 million euro education project aims at reducing the children’s dropout rate and increase their primary school’s completion rate.

The Red Sea State known for having one of the lowest basic education enrollment rates in Sudan, standing at 46% while in South Kordofan, the state that faces instable security situation, the rate stands at 77% and recent studies indicates that it may have dropped down to 47%[1]

We highly value the partnership with EU and Ministry of Education for the implementation of the PERP in Red Sea and South Kordofan State. This opportunity is a perfect match to SCS’s global vision: ‘Every child receives a good quality education and learns the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the 21 century’. We see the PERP as a platform to advance children rights to education in Sudan, and complement other efforts by the organization and its partners to promote children rights to protection, survival, participation and to live and develop in a food and economically secure households.” Said Eltayeb Omer, Save the Children Country Director

The PERP project - Primary Education Retention Program, will see over 15,000 gain access to education in east and west Sudan primarily Red Sea and South Kordofan states.

Save the Children is implementing the project in partnership with the national organization Global Aid Hand in South Kordofan State and Abu Hadia Society for Women and Community Development in Red Sea State. Throughout the implementation, the project will document the best practices, lessons learned and case studies as evidence to guide advocacy work and future interventions.

 

[1] Educational statistics 2009-2010, General Directorate of Educational Planning, Ministry of General Education