Friends Of Ibba Girls School (FIGS), South Sudan

Friends Of Ibba Girls School (FIGS), South Sudan

Charity information

Friends Of Ibba Girls School (FIGS), South Sudan

FIGS exists to support the education and empowerment of girls and young women in Western Equatoria State, so to improve health, educational, civic and socio-economic outcomes in local communities.

Founded 2011

  • Mission statement

    FIGS aims to provide high quality girls' education rooted in Christian values, open to people of any faith or none, by supporting the local community to build and establish Ibba Girls School in Western Equatoria, South Sudan. The school came about by extensive consultation with local stakeholders, now represented on its Board of Governors.

    We focus on girls' late primary and secondary schooling because this group is significantly disadvantaged in access to education; only 8% of South Sudanese women are literate compared to 20% of men, and a girl in South Sudan is currently less likely to finish primary education than to die in childbirth.

    The school is residential so that girls across the state can attend, without the pressure of domestic duties or early marriage, or the safety risks of travelling long distances daily. Students are recruited through village outreach and face-to-face discussions, with bursaries available so that places are not dependent on status or finances. Having opened in March 2014 to the first intake of 40, we aim to build and support the school to add another intake of 40 each year.

    The education provided will be excellent and holistic, covering academic subjects, but also health and reproductive education, and business and land stewardship, with the school site used for income generating projects, e. G. The sale of produce. It will further function as a community hub, empowering a new generation of women leaders for South Sudan.

  • Overview

    Established: December 2011

    Registered Charity Number: 1146220

    Board members: 8

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 100

    Phone number: 07882744075

    Address: 77 Styvechale Avenue Coventry West Midlands CV5 6DW

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