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Supplying Technology Needed for Teacher Training in Time of COVID

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Technology will allow teachers in training to continue their education during the pandemic

The Situation

South Sudan needs 26,000 trained teachers. The literacy rate is 28% (14% for women). Solidarity with South Sudan trains primary school teachers in a two-year program, which, up until now, has been based in Yambio where students resided on campus and were supported with room, board and tuition. The physical college has been closed by the government due to the pandemic, but the need to train teachers still exists.

Sisters’ Response

The five sisters who run the training program would like the training to continue online during the pandemic until students can return to the school. Internet networks are few, but most people have cellphones, which are supported in most areas of the country. The sisters are developing online programs using smartphones to continue teaching and learning during the pandemic. 

Funds Needed: $25,000

How funds will be used:

  • Smart phones for teachers and students @ $200 each
  • Time cards (minutes for use of local networks)

Systemic Impact

Cellphones will allow teachers in training to continue their education during the pandemic, which will increase the number of qualified primary teachers throughout South Sudan.

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