South Sudan has the highest rate of illiteracy in the world - almost 80% of the population can’t read or write. Most children there have had no opportunity to go to school because of instability caused by the ongoing civil conflict in the country.
The situation is even more desperate for girls. They often can’t attend classes because the risk of violence makes it unsafe for them to make the journey to class. They also face other obstacles to education, such as forced early marriage.
In refugee camps in Maban, in the northeastern region of South Sudan, hundreds of girls are receiving education for the first time thanks to programmes supported by Irish Jesuit Missions and our partners the Jesuit Refugee Service.
Will you help a girl finish school there?