When young girls are educated, they become agents of change, resulting in stronger families and societies. We came from the world’s youngest country, South Sudan that has been crippled by war and poverty for more than three decades. This has particularly taken a toll on education broadly but girl’s education in particular has been profoundly affected. We came from cultural backgrounds that prioritized the education of boys compared to that of girls so as a result now we have a country with half of the population most of which are women being absolutely illiterate.
TEGSP believes that a country cannot function fully with half of its population sitting at bay contributing nothing economically and to the health of the nation. We believe that educating girls will bring evolution to any section of the country for example, the studies conducted by the World Health Organisation, WHO a few years back shows that South Sudan has the highest maternity and child mortality rate.
Educated women are more likely to seek health services during pregnancy, post-partum, and all throughout their children’s upbringing. Therefore, by investing in girls’ education we can reduce child mortality and breed healthy children hence improving the health of the entire nation as a result.
Educated women can contribute to their families financially working as professionals like engineers, doctors, politicians, nurses and midwives…the list goes on. We believe for a continent so stigmatized like Africa educating our girls will be the faster way to eradicate poverty. We know that in a young nation like South Sudan where poverty is disabling, it would be a giant step in the right direction to recovery and a more rapid pace of development if we invest in women education. So, join us in this fight, be part of the change by donating so we can educate and empower more girls.