13 Dec 2018

 

GESS Program Launched In Imatong State

The Education, Gender and Social Welfare Ministry in Imatong State has launched the Girl's Education South Sudan (GESS) program.

 By Peter Lokale    

TORIT, 07 October 2017 [Gurtong] –The cash transfer, a United Kingdom's donation to South Sudan, is money allocated through the Education ministry in the country to distribute to school-going girls across the country to boost them to go to school.

Imatong State Education Minister Hassan Urbano Alex said the launch sought to attract more girls for enrolment in schools across the region.

A stun warning was issued during the launch to those who maybe planning to embezzle the funds for the school going girls.

Parents and guardians have been discouraged from taking the cash from the girls which are meant for their school materials and sanitary pads and soaps.

A few beneficiaries told Gurtong that they have highly welcomed the Programme saying it is a gold opportunity for some of them to enjoy.

About 215,000 girls across South Sudan are expected to receive the Cash Transfer from Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS), in collaboration with the Ministry of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI) and UK aid, with the transfers all due to be paid out by mid-November, this year.


 

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