According to Unicef there are More than two million children, or over 70 %, are out of school in South Sudan, putting at risk their futures and the future of the country.
Some of the out- of- school children are living in pastoral communities, moving with their cattle and are not able to attend regular classes. The largest group of out-of-school children in South Sudan are girls. Poverty, child marriage and cultural and religious views all hinder girls’ education.
UNICEF is supporting the building of classrooms, the education and training of teachers,the development and printing of textbooks and working with communities to encourage parents and caregivers to send their children to school.