40,000 South Sudanese Children Currently Out Of School To Return To Class- UNICEF

40,000 South Sudanese children who have been locked out of school due to 20-months of conflicts, are expected to return to class in the country through 'Back-To-Learning Initiative' supported by Norwegian Government and the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, announced officials.

By Peter Lokale Nakimangole

JUBA, 17 November, 2015 [Gurtong] – The latest development from the Children’s Agency is joined by the Norwegian Government to contribute up to about more than 5 million US Dollars with an intention to support basic education for children and youth throughout South Sudan.
The two; the Norwegian Government and UNICEF, according to the report, are expected to ink a joint commitment on the donation on Tuesday.
The officials confirmed that once the contract is signed by the two, the UNICEF shall move to implement “Back-to-Learning Initiative” to mobilize 40 thousand children out of school to return to class.
UNICEF reveals that 100 temporary learning spaces will be established to accommodate the bigger number of the children currently out of school in the country.
50 Early Childhood Development centres and other learning spaces will also be set up and plans laid to train up to 650 teachers in all ten States of the country.
The Back-to-Learning Initiative will run for two years in South Sudan.

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