More girls joining school in Rumbek East: that was the overall goal of the project ‘What’s up Girls?!’ in South-Sudan. Education is an important key to development in this country. If there is no education, there also won’t be youngsters trained as a nurse, teacher, seamstress, engineer, doctor or businessman… Professions that are crucial for the development of the country and contribute to a better future for children who are surrounded by poverty and conflict.
Life is hard for girls in South-Sudan. Did you know that for a girl in South-Sudan the chance to die during pregnancy or delivery is three times bigger than the chance to finish primary school? Unimaginable!
Help a Child started a project with the goal to educate more girls. Watch the beautiful documentary about the project that Jan-Willem den Bok made, or check out our full Endline Report or this leaflet.