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"Education is a human right with immense power to transform.” Kofi Annan


Through sponsoring refugees and others affected by conflict in Africa at secondary, vocational and tertiary level, the Trust is developing the technical expertise and professional skills to strengthen institutions, diminish gender-based inequalities and reduce the risks of social division.

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Primary school students during a lesson in Ganyiel, South Sudan.

​​​Windle Trust International has been working with the government of South Sudan and the Department for International Development (DFID) since 2013 on a programme to increase access to primary and secondary schools in South Sudan.  The overall programme covers the whole of the country, and WTI is responsible for managing implementation in three of the historical states – W. Equatoria, Lakes and Unity.

Students from Timbiro Secondary School doing a Biology exam in a temporary classroom

Speaking about the situation in South Sudan, UN Special Envoy said:

Participants of the 7-week training course for South Sudan Primary Level English Language teachers take part of an activity at the Multi Service Training Centre in Juba, South Sudan. The course focussed on developing teaching resources for primary school teachers that reflect the national curriculum and  context.

South Sudan is the world’s newest country, but it has inherited an education system that is in desperate need of renewal and reform. One aspect of that process of renewal is the adoption of English as the language of instruction for all subjects from grade 4 at primary school.  Teachers need good linguistic abilities to understand and deliver the curriculum – but many primary school teachers are untrained or poorly trained and have limited proficiency in English.