Education project activities
Education Success Story, Malual East Payam
Project Title: Girl Child Education Project phase II
Name: Mary Abuk Deng Age: 20 years
Class: Primary Eight (P.8) School: Marol Deng Geng
My name is Mary Abuk Deng; I am a student in Marol Deng Geng Primary School in class eight. I’m a member of life skills and occupational skills introduced by Support for Peace and Education Development Programme (SPEDP) Malual Center. Before joining the life skills, I had less knowledge on hygiene related issues but now I have learn how to protect myself from disease and raise voice in the family. As a member of Income Generating Activities (IGA) I learnt how to make Sambusa, Mandazi, and Chapatti during the training. And I had realized the important of the training from the selling of the group. So when I start to sell my own it will earn me living and I will be able to afford soap, shoes, uniforms, Pay tuition and other personal needs and continue with education. I would like to thanks SPEDP and the partners for introducing this initiative in Malual Center. Mary said, the skills will sustain them and make them be selves reliant. She continued, “I’m encouraging and training other girls who didn’t have the skills to learn from me such that they can be able provide for themselves. Abuk urged the initiative to continue such that it can help vulnerable girls in Malual Center.
SPEDP’s education strategic objective is to Enhance Community mechanism to support formal and non-formal education – through interventions in Primary school, Vocational Skills Training (VST), life skills, Functional Adult Literacy (FAL) and Community Managed Micro-Finance (CMMF).
In 2018, SPEDP education department implemented 8 projects with support from Stromme Foundation, Christian Aid and South Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SSHF) with Total budget of 1,150,034.05
Definitions of the Programs and the targets
Community Girls Education (CGE): This is a 3 year government programme that targets mainly girls at the age between 8 and 13. On completion of the 3 years, the learners join class 5 in the formal schools.
Accelerated Learning Programme (ALP): The ALP targets youth who are too old for formal primary classes at the age of 13 to 30 years who may have missed or dropped out of school. In this program, the eight year primary syllabus is condensed to four years. After completion of the years, the learners join secondary education or vocational school. Bonga/shonglap: aims at empowering adolescent girls between 13 to 19 years who dropped out of school or never had a chance to go to school on their rights, equipping them with life skills, primary health skills including awareness in HIV/AIDs, basic literacy/numeracy and vocational/occupational skills and basic entrepreneurship skills, economically empowering them and thus improving their well-being and promoting self-reliance. Functional Adult Literacy (FAL) Program: This targets people above 18-30 (but there are learners below this age) years old to gain literacy and numeracy and vocational skills to enable them become employable in simple jobs.
Vocational Training (VT): This program aims at equipping the youth and adults with employable skills for self-reliance. Community managed micro finance (CMMF):This programme is to empower poor and vulnerable adult and youth communities with economic and social development skills to enjoy economic security and living dignified life.