The Challenge

Every child deserves an education, but:

in South Sudan 70% of children aged 6-17 years old will never get the chance to go to school, and for those children who start school only 10% will complete primary school. 

And the situation is even worse for girls where the attendance rate is only 33%.  This all amounts to South Sudan having one of the worst education rates in the world.

Our Aim

International Refugee Trust (IRT) is trying to reverse these figures by supporting schools across South Sudan, providing financial support for crucial supplies like books and desks, supplementing teachers’ wages and even supporting maintenance costs, in particular ensuring clean water and latrines for the children.

Nzara Primary School

IRT has been supporting the Comboni Sisters’ primary school in Nzara for several years. We help by contributing to teachers’ salaries and providing school bags and high energy biscuits to the most malnourished children.

The school teaches around 1,000 children and is one of the best schools in the region. In 2012, the school was ranked first out of all schools in the Western Equatoria State with two of its students ranking among the best performing individuals.