From July to September 2018, the Education Cluster provided access to education in emergency (EiE) services to 640,729 children and young people (375,880 boys and young men, 264,849 girls and young women) from internally displaced populations (IDPs) and host communities. This equates to 95 per cent of the annual target for the cluster.
In the same period, Education Cluster partners provided training to 8,286 (5,731 male, 2,555 female) teachers, members of parent–teacher associations and members of school management committees. Training was conducted in the life skills curriculum; general and subject-specific pedagogy; and training of parent–teacher associations and school management committees.
Under the integrated response, through the World Food Programme, the South Sudan Humanitarian Fund and other private funding mechanisms, partners were able to provide school meals for 526,582 learners (47 per cent female). The World Food Programme contributed 78 per cent of the response, the South Sudan Humanitarian Fund contributed 14 per cent and the remaining 8 per cent was through other funding mechanisms.
Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in schools was provided to 218,012 children (39 per cent female), 22 per cent though establishment of hand-washing facilities and 55 per cent through building and rehabilitation of latrines.