The goal of the Room to Learn South Sudan project is to improve access and educational quality in ten states in South Sudan. The project was designed in response to Goal 3 of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Education Strategy to increase equitable access to education in crisis and conflict environments for 15 million learners by 2015.
Room to Learn uses a community-based, learner-centered approach to reach marginalized and difficult-to-reach populations, focusing on the formal and alternative education systems. Project focus areas include parent–teacher association capacity building, school development planning and teacher professional development with a focus on literacy, grants and support to ensure safe and inclusive learning spaces.
FHI 360 provides technical support to achieve three main objectives:
- Improve and expand education services for children and youth
- Enhance the relevance of education and promote learner well-being and social cohesion by developing relevant learning materials
- Strengthen the capacity of education departments at the state, county and local level to deliver and monitor education services and to promote equitable access to these services
Room to Learn South Sudan is led by Winrock International, with FHI 360 as a principal partner, along with Plan International, and Souktel.