Education indicators in South Sudan remain grim as the years of conflict have taken a serious toll on the education of boys, girls and youth. In South Sudan, over 1 million children continue to be out of school despite Government and partners efforts to intervene in education!

UNYDA has been at the forefront of efforts to improve education in Upper Nile South Sudan (both formal and informal) by way of improving the general education environment (including sanitation and hygiene), strengthening local education structures and actors, as well as working closely with the County Education Departments on matters like distribution of scholastic materials for teachers and learners.

More importantly, we continue to provide responsive and timely life skills and psychosocial support to growing numbers of teachers, school children and youth.