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Education in the spotlight: Councillor outreach visit in South Sudan

As part of its programme “South Sudan National Legislative Assembly (SSNLA) and Local Councils“, AWEPA facilitated an outreach visit by councillors of Yambio County to the small administrative area of Lirangu Payam to hold discussions on the topic of education on 1 April 2014. Participants in the discussions, which brought together parents, teachers, pupils, members of the local community, identified a number of problems in their local area, including high drop-out rates, especially among girls. The participants and councillors were invited to address the underlying causes of school drop-outs, and put forward potential solutions.