Education is key to unlocking the potential of South Sudan

South Sudanese

A man carries the South Sudan’s national flag at Mangateen Internally Displaced Persons centre in Juba on November 17, 2018. South Sudan is celebrating its 10th independence anniversary this year.

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What you need to know:

  • One of the reasons people resisted sending their children to school was because they feared that it would take them away from their cultural tradition.
  • Eventually, most people incrementally recognised the value of modern education over their indigenous knowledge.

As South Sudan celebrates the 10th anniversary of their independence, we must remember that South Sudan is a country in painful and desperate need for good news - to inspire hope and motivate people. From the days we used to write with charcoal, there have been tremendous changes in the education sector.


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