South Sudan, Education

Educating adults to shape the future

Number: 179.1024

Ever since South Sudan – the world's youngest state – was founded, it has been afflicted by conflicts and unrest. Given this context, the country is particularly in need of strong institutions that will strengthen society so that the economy and the state can be rebuilt. The Giffen Institute of the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan (PCOSS), Mission 21's partner church, offers various vocational training and adult education courses at the Kakuma refugee camp in northern Kenya.

Activities

The Giffen Institute offers:

  • basic education in maths, sociology and English

  • a library

  • training courses in peace promotion (including trauma and reconciliation work)

  • education on HIV/AIDS and on water, sanitary facilities and hygiene (WASH)

  • training in carpentry skills

  • scholarships for students