In 2018 only
36% of girls
in South Sudan
attended school
We are hard at work
to change this

Today, and due to the efforts of GESS (Girls Education in South Sudan), UNICEF, FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office) and others, attendance numbers are growing in schools across South Sudan, but there is still a long way to go.

Enrollment in St Mark’s Orthodox School has reached over 750 pupils, with half being girls aged 3 to 20. Each child in Nursery receives a daily cooked meal with other children receiving freshly baked bread.

A balanced curriculum has been designed and implemented, while tireless gathering of resources is continuing, to maintain a safe environment and build a sustainable educational future.

The work of Friends of St Mark's Juba is made possible by the commitment of individuals in South Sudan with whom we have built lasting relationships and who share our mission to nurture the school and surrounding communities.