South Sudan, Education

School for midwives: life for mothers and children

Fund: CHF 92,000 (2019)
Number: 179.1022

Infant and maternal mortality rates in South Sudan are extremely high. Civil war is raging in South Sudan and support for mothers and children is minimal or non-existent. Against this background, a critical part is played by the school for midwives run by the PRDA (Presbyterian Relief and Development Agency), our partner organisation. Women receive specialist training which, in turn, brings an element of normality back into their lives. The future midwives are trained in obstetrics, anatomy and physiology as well as English, mathematics and first aid. Internships in a hospital enable the students to put their knowledge to practical use.

Activities

  • Training women to become state-recognised midwives

  • Purchase of educational materials and work clothing

  • Shelter and food for the students

  • Construction and renovation of teaching rooms