Room to Learn South Sudan (RtL) is a five-year program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that aims to expand education opportunities that are inclusive and promote social cohesion. Plan International is an implementing partner of the project under Winrock International.
RtL aims to implement activities that offer safe access to quality education for one million children and youth, with special focus on increasing access to the most disadvantaged groups such as out-of-school children, girls, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in host communities, pastoralists, returnees, people with special needs, and other marginalized groups that suffer from lack of education or poor quality, disrupted, unsafe access to education. The program components include:
- Improvement and expansion of safer education services for children and youth;
- Enhancement of relevancy of education and promotion of learner well-being; and
- Improvement of the quality of education system management through Local Education Authorities.
Plan’s role focuses on the emergency preparedness of schools and the psychosocial well-being of learners. Plan is committed to ensuring that all children receive a quality education within a safe learning environment in times of emergency and post-crisis recovery. Plan will actively participate in the RtL community entry process, the formation of school-level emergency preparedness sub committees, and delivery of trainings focused on supporting teachers to address the psychosocial well-being of pupils and reinforce school community emergency preparedness. These training provide a solid foundation on how to recognize and identify issues and practical examples drawing on the South Sudan context.
- Project Start Date
- August 2013
- Project End Date
- August 2017
- Technical Areas Covered
- Education in Emergencies, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Psychosocial Support