South Sudan has an adult literacy level of less than 25%. At the primary school level, 84% of the teachers have primary school as their highest level of education while 16% have some exposure to secondary education or a higher degree. HDC recognizes the gap in education quality and access as a major challenge due to both humanitarian crises and development challenges. To develop equitable and quality education opportunities amongst refugees, returnees, and vulnerable host communities, HDC provide limited sponsorship to students from marginalized communities and supports government efforts in girl child education, rural children school enrolment and construction of school facilities.
HDC supports teacher training, technical skills development among women and youth to enhance sustainable education systems, employment and job creation among vulnerable groups.