Education and Child Protection

 

Our Goal (Education)

We want to see all children in Sudan have the opportunity to receive a quality education.  We are working towards this by:

  • Increasing children’s access to formal and non-formal education opportunities
  • Ensuring children who attend school are learning
  • Increasing the amount of engagement of parents, guardians, communities and volunteers in children’s education
What is the problem?

Education infrastructure destroyed during the protracted conflict has not been replaced fast enough to cope with population growth and the influx of newly displaced families. Already high drop-out rates are even higher among girls who are often forced to drop out of school after they reach puberty because of a lack of gender-segregated sanitation facilities.

Children and families are often discouraged by the quality of education they receive as many teachers have left the field of education because educators are historically underpaid.  

How is World Vision addressing the issues?

We are rehabilitating existing learning spaces, constructing temporary learning spaces, providing families and children access to necessary school supplies and providing training and support to teachers. 

Child protection

Our interventions focus on increasing access to protection services for communities we work with, with a strong focus on children and women. We endeavour to promote a safe environment that ensures children experience peaceful and positive relationships, and are protected from abuse, exploitation and other forms of violence.

How is World Vision addressing the issue?

We work with communities and key duty bearers to prevent abuse, exploitation and other forms of violence against children and ensure they are reported and addressed effectively when these incidents occur.

What’s the impact? (2022)
  • In 2022, approximately 29,000 children benefitted from World Vision interventions in education implemented in South Darfur, East Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan states, which consisted of provision of school supplies, provision of furniture, construction and rehabilitation of classrooms. 
  • Through the school feeding programme, World Vision provided daily hot meals to 85,140 school going children (42, 684 girls and 42,456 boys) in 117 schools in South Darfur. This contributed to improving school enrolment and student's concentration in class.

Protection

  • Over 63,000 children reached with protection services including psychosocial support and gender-based violence awareness and prevention sessions. 
  • 480 unaccompanied and separated children (287 boys, 193 girls) were identified, registered and placed in alternative care and their caregivers provided with support.

  • Two child friendly spaces constructed in South Jabel Marra to provide protection and psychosocial support to children affected by conflict in the region.