The Government of Japan is providing $8.7 million to the United Nations refugee agency. With the help of this grant, hundreds of teachers to be formally trained in southern Sudan in the next three years.
The funding will support the construction of Teacher Training Institutes (TTIs) in Juba and Aweil, two key cities of southern Sudan, where a decades-long civil-war decimated the education system. Along with these TTIs, the project will also cover the building of five satellite primary schools where teachers in training will conduct classes as part of their hands-on experience. In addition to UNHCR, the project also involves the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), the education sector lead, as well as the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), which are expected to provide nutritional assistance and help with school gardens, respectively.