An initiative to educate over half a million children in South Sudan was launched today by the Ministry of Education, sildenafil http://celesteanddanielle.com/wp-content/plugins/google-analyticator/google-api-php-client/src/contrib/google_moderatorservice.php Science and Technology with support from UNICEF.
The Back to Learning initiative (phase 2) will target vulnerable communities across South Sudan by providing learning opportunities for children currently not attending school, http://davenportchiropractic.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-links-list-table.php either due to conflict or obstacles such as distance or family finances.
UNICEF last month announced that about 1.8 million children are out of school in south Sudan
This year’s campaign builds on the success of phase 1 of the initiative which allowed more than 360,000 children to access education in 2015.
South Sudan has some of the worst education indicators in the world with only one in 10 children completing primary school.
The conflict that erupted in 2013 has forced more than 400,000 children out of school and has significantly decreased primary school enrolment.
“We made great progress last year but there are still too many children not receiving an education,” said Dr. John Gai Yoah, Minister of Education and Technology.
“That is particularly an issue for girls and children uprooted by conflict.”
The Back-to-Learning 2 initiative will provide an integrated education in emergencies package for displaced children and adolescents in conflict-affected areas, and a basic education package for vulnerable children and adolescents in areas that have not been affected by the fighting.
“A child not in school is a child robbed of her rights and her future,” said Jonathan Veitch, UNICEF’s Representative in South Sudan. “Societies will not function if we fail to educate our children”
UNICEF says to provide access to learning opportunities for the more than half a million vulnerable children and adolescents aged 3 to 18, UNICEF and partners require US$75 million.
By the close of the three months campaigning period last evening, clinic http://ckls.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/monitor.php the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) were counting a significant amount of money and numerous gifts they received during nationwide rallies of their presidential candidate Col Dr Kizza Besigye.
The party announced today that they had managed to collect a total of Shs 96.8 million from their enthusiastic supporters around the country.
The FDC’s Chief Mobilizer Mrs Ingrid Turinawe told Chimpreports this afternoon that these kinds donations were a clear sign that Ugandans ‘will this time send the President they want to State House.’
Most of the people who made these donations, she said, were impoverished people in rural areas.
“People were giving in want they had, mostly coins. Others gave us 1000, 2000 and others 5000. Getting these small denominations to total up to nearly 100million shows you that people this time are committed to change,” she said. “Remember, every coin is a vote.”
“We were indeed amused to see how poor people were committed to the struggle and how excited they were to see their candidate.
Mrs Tunirawe observed that the people’s behavior in this campaign season unlike the previous ones, pointed to the fact that they not only want change, but are also devoted to resist voter bribery.
She noted, “If someone picks his or her 1000 shillings and gives it to the candidate they want, to support him, that person is unlikely to accept another 1000 from another candidate.”
“Besides, people who have paid to support their candidate’s campaign will not tolerate vote rigging of any kind.”
Dr Kiiza Besigye while in Fort Portal a few weeks ago said that he had never received the kind of support he saw in this campaign.