What is SSEG?
SSEG is a charity organisation set up and run by Sudanese people living in Australia with the help of some Australian school teachers and community members. Members of the SSEG committee have been inspired by the story of Anna Dimo and her dream to enable women to be educated participants in the rebuilding of South Sudan.
SSEG aims to provide increased educational access and opportunities for girls in Southern Sudan. To achieve this, SSEG is building a girls’ high school in the town of Aweil and aims to contribute to the rebuilding of Southern Sudan by increasing education levels in the country (after a 21 year period of severe lack of education due to war). The high school will provide high quality academic learning, as well as vocational and life skills classes to empower girls to participate in the rebuilding of the country. The school aims to be self-sufficient in water usage, gas and power needs. 100% of funds raised go directly to the building and development of the school. The name of our school is Mary Mackillop College! We believe…Educate a woman, Educate a nation.
Every child, regardless of the country he/she live in or the circumstances of their life, has a right to a basic education. It is only through education and opportunity that the communities are able to overcome disadvantage and poverty. In South Sudan, women are recognised as the primary educators of children. Despite this, 98 percent of all girls and young women do not receive a formal secondary education in South Sudan. Failure to address this situation will mean that generations of Sudanese girls will receive little or no education and the prospect of communities having a more worthwhile future will bleak. South Sudan Educates Girls (SSEG) aims to provide educational access and opportunity for girls in South Sudan. To achieve this, SSEG’s initial project is to build a girls’ high school in the town of Aweil and aims to contribute to the rebuilding of South Sudan by increasing education levels in the country (after many years of violent civil war). This high school (and others that may follow) will provide high quality academic learning, as well as vocational and life skills classes to empower girls to participate in the rebuilding of the country.