Protective Quality Education for Conflict Affected Children in South Sudan

Key Facts

Location: Fangak County, Jonglei State, South Sudan
Project Period: 01/05/2016-31/12/2017
ECHO-funding to FCA: 500,000 EUR
FCA co-funding: 125,000 EUR
Total budget: 625,000 EUR

The aim of the project is to improve access to quality education and protection services.

Activities aim at stimulating active community participation, ensure improved access through construction of education infrastructure, and create a protective environment for children and youth, that will help them heal and grow. The activities also aim to protect the children and youth from further harm and equip them with critical skills in order to become active members of their communities.

Education services will be improved through intensive teacher training, mentoring and active participation of communities to guarantee ownership at the end of the funding period. Specifically, the Parent-Teachers Associations (PTAs) are involved in improving the education infrastructure, including construction of gender-segregated latrines and hand washing facilities, through a cash-for-work component. Teachers are trained and mentored on teaching methods, child-protection, as well as psychosocial support, while PTAs will be trained in school administration and how to practically apply a child rights approach to administrative structures and school design.

Moreover, livelihood opportunities with the aim of encouraging the households participating in school management and protection efforts of the communities will be provided. Protection services are improved through the creation or strengthening of protection committees and community campaigns including street drama and video screenings followed by a facilitated interactive dialogue on actions community members can take to protect their children. The project is designed to ensure that women, girls, boys and men regardless of age, ability or gender are provided with equal access to project activities, and also receive adapted assistance to their different needs.

A do-no-harm principle underscores all project activities, with particular attention to improving community capacity to withstand further disaster.

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