Education and Protection

In collaboration with UNICEF,UNESCO and UNDP, CMD has been able to intervene in “Education in Emergency”, i.e. educating and protecting the young generation entrapped in continued conflict and marginalization in South Sudan. The education program with UNICEF and UNDP funding provides protective and safe access to inclusive education to IDPs, returnees and vulnerable host communities in “Greater Upper Nile Region” in South Sudan”.

In the past years, provision of education supplies, back–to-school learning and recreation supplies including school in a box, blackboards, school bags, uniforms, recreational kits, stationery and textbooks to benefit out-of-school youth/children in need of Accelerate Learning (AL) services; provision of psychosocial support services has been evident. Basic education, package, provision of quality education services, training of teachers on pedagogy, child-friendly school approaches, life skills and peace education, psychosocial support to allow traumatized children and former child soldiers to re-enter education and re-integrated into their communities. Parents Teachers Association/PTAs members and MoEST staff at the National, State and County levels are trained to ensure the management and maintenance of schools.

CMD has integrated safe and protective emergency “Temporary Learning Spaces” (TLS), WASH facilities and recreational spaces in schools. Lifesaving messages targeting school going children and out of school youths on life skills and psychosocial support, girl child education including awareness on early girl child marriages, GBV and HIV/AIDS are evidently being given attention.
CMD seeks to establish and train school-based peace clubs, promote inter-school and community games to enhance tranquillity and to monitor and report cases of violence in schools; train PTAs members on the importance of “Girls Education”, school management and conflict resolution and ensure integration of PSS especially in conflict affected areas and sports for peace and development.