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South Sudan: Education

Department for International Development written question – answered on 27th July 2017.

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Photo of The Earl of Sandwich The Earl of Sandwich Crossbench

Her Majesty's Government what financial support they have provided, if any, to the Girls' Education South Sudan programme, including for that organisation's cash transfer system that ensures that girls who are displaced due to violence can continue to receive an education.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Department for International Development

The UK is the sole donor to the Girls’ Education South Sudan programme and will contribute £60 million over 5 years. In 2016, we provided £14.1 million for grants to girls and payments to schools.

In 2016 the programme provided cash transfers equivalent to approximately £15 each to 135,000 girls, to help them to remain in school. By the end of the programme we will have supported over 200,000 girls.

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