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Education has an unparalleled ability to open doors, create opportunities and change the way we think.  At Windle, education is our passion - from primary schools in remote villages to universities with a global reputation for excellence.

"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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"We, children of South Sudan need attention; thousands of children are enrolled in armed forced and armed groups, 2.8 million are out of school, half of all girls are married before the age of 18,” partly read a petition issued by the children.

The children urged the government, humanitarian organizations, community leaders and parents “to respect us as children instead of abusing us as workers, soldiers, street children and wives...teachers never to use violence against children as schools should be a safe place for children.”

Following on from the recent opening of our new office in the capital of Sudan’s Blue Nile State, Damazine, Windle Trust International is also pleased to announce the launch of a new scholarship programme: the White and Blue Nile Undergraduate Scholarships. In these regions in particular, educational aspirations are in dire need of support. According to UNICEF, in Blue Nile State only 43% of primary age going children are currently enrolled in and attending school and only 28% of those progress to secondary education.

WTI's new office in Damzine, Sudan

To be able to reach communities most in need, the Trustees of WTI recently approved the opening of our first field office in Damazin, Blue Nile State, Sudan. Before establishing the field office, WTI’s Sudan based staff conducted three needs assessment in the region, especially focusing on education provision. With these assessments WTI is well placed to intervene in various education service provision in the region including primary, secondary and higher education for the host community, IDPs and refugees.