Loreto Schools Link up to Promote Girls EducationMonday 5th March 2018
In 2017, South Sudan was ranked as the world’s most difficult nations for girls to receive an education.
Only 37% of girls will enrol in an educational program
Just 2% of girls will go on to enrol in Secondary School
52% of girls are married before the age of 18
90% of women in South Sudan are functionally illiterate.
Only 6.3% of teachers in this area are female.
These statistics has led one of our schools to try and make a difference to the lives of girls in South Sudan.
Loreto High School in Chorlton have formed a partnership with another Loreto School in South Sudan.
Loreto Rumbek is made up of a primary school and a secondary school. At Loreto Rumbek they aim to facilitate the development of each student to their full academic, personal, spiritual and social potential in a Loreto, Catholic, caring, respectful, happy and safe school environment. Something that our own Loreto school seeks to do.
Loreto Rumbek is already making a difference to girls in South Sudan:
In 2014, the class of girls that graduated was praised by the UN as the largest cohort of girls to graduate from any school in the area.
In 2016, Loreto Girls Secondary school graduated 29 girls with a 100% pass rate and all girls scoring over 60% in the final Examination.
More than half the teaching staff at Loreto are female
Loreto girls have access to power and water 24/7
Girls can participate in any sport they choose and are able to express their interests freely.
But they want to do more and Loreto High School, Chorlton are looking to help them achieve that. Loreto High School is launching a fundraising initiative to help their sister School in Rumbek, South Sudan. The aim is to raise £5,000 by the end of the year, which will go a long way in ensuring that girls complete their education.
You can donate to the fundraising page here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/loretorumbek