You can make a real difference to the lives of children in war-torn South Sudan by helping train a teacher for them
Donate to this appeal and you can be part of the first ever programme to train teachers by distance learning in South Sudan.
Your support will enable a secondary school teacher like Anne (pictured above) to complete their training and get a recognised teacher training certificate by November 2016. There are 30 more teachers waiting in line to be trained this year. Every £1000 will get one of them through the teacher training course.
This project is running in South Sudan where 90% of secondary school teachers lack any formal training or qualification. The teachers on this course are all presently teaching and the aim is to improve their skills and get them a recognised qualification without disrupting the service they are providing to children in their schools.
For many of these teachers, doing this course represents a huge commitment. There is repeated conflict in their communities, and they lack many of the basic services, including electricity, which we take for granted.
By supporting this teacher training programme you will be improving the quality of education for thousands of South Sudanese children. South Sudan has the highest rate of children out of school in the world and one of the biggest problem for schools is the shortage of teachers.
Africa Educational Trust is a registered UK-based charity with a 58-year track record of delivering education in Africa. Operating in South Sudan, Somalia, Uganda and Kenya, we work to provide education to children affected by conflict. This programme called Quality in Secondary School Education in being delivered in partnership with Kampala International University by distance learning to teachers in war-torn South Sudan.