FAWE SS was first established in 2008 and hosted at Ministry of Education South Sudan. Unfortunately, in 2013, FAWE SS encountered great difficulty as a result of the South Sudanese civil war. In the midst of this unrest, FAWE SS was forced to close down as it could no longer function. What followed was the loss of registration status and an exacerbation of the negative situation facing out of school girls in South Sudan.
In 2020, officials from the Ministry of Education and activists from NGOs working in South Sudan approached FAWE Regional Secretariat (FAWE RS) for support to revamp the FAWE SS chapter. Various planning meetings took place and on 6th of April 202, FAWE SS was once again register. Whilst congratulating the chapter, Ms. Martha Muhwezi the FAWE Africa Executive Director, thanked the MOE officials for their commitment to girls education and assured the officials and FAWE SS team, full support from FAWE Regional Secretariat.
The Immediate focus for FAWE South Sudan is the official Launch of the rebirth of FAWE SS, Drafting of a Strategic Plan and Resource Mobilization for seed funds to get the chapter rolling. FAWE South Sudan is back to addressing the continuing violations of girls’ and women’s rights in the Education sector. The Chapter is being steered by the National Coordinator Ms. Poni Tekla Gabriel. All FAWE chapters are called to support this new chapter to see the girls in South Sudan excel in their education. The official launch will be communicated in due course. Congratulations! FAWE South Sudan