Our Organisation

Organisational Structure

The Women's Education Partnership is based in the United Kingdom where all supporters are volunteers and work from home (There is no central office and no non-Sudanese employees). Women's Education Partnership trustees and patrons are prominent individuals who promote the charity by policymaking, publicity, fundraising and other forms of facilitation.

In January 2005 the charity, then called Together for Sudan, merged with its sister charity The Bishop Mubarak Scholarship Fund for Nuba Women. In 2013 the charity was renamed the Women's Education Partnership in recognition of changes to both Sudan and the new country of South Sudan. Country Coordinator Neimat Hussein manages the work of our Khartoum project centre, supervises our aid workers and provides bi-annual reports to Trustees and project updates and financial reports. Director Peter Hullah remains in over all supervision of projects by email and frequent visits and manages the majority of the fundraising and publicity. In addition Peter visits regularly to meet our project staff in Khartoum and see our projects developing in South Sudan.

Women's Education Partnership Trustees:

  • Professor Herman Bell - an authority on Sudanese languages
  • Imogen Thurbon - a specialist in adult education
  • Dr Anna Snowdon - a specialist in international development
  • Rita Belamy-James - a specialist in women's education
  • Kate Smith - a fund raising and marketing specialist
  • Islam Ali - a Sudanese radiographer working in the UK
  • Canon Malcolm Grundy - former Archdeacon and first Director of the Foundation of Church Leadership
  • Rt Rev Peter Hullah (Director)

Non Trustee Volunteers

  • Norman Swanney (treasurer) - retired UK senior civil servant
  • Dave Lewis (webmaster) - an electrical engineer working in the UK

Women's Education Partnership Patrons:

  • The Rt Rev and Rt Hon the Lord Williams of Oystermouth, formerly Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Dr Abel Alier, former Sudanese Vice President
  • Dr Hasan Abdin, former Sudanese Ambassador to the United Kingdom
  • Dr Hania Fadl, humanitarian and radiologist
  • Dr Zakieldin Ahmad Sudanese surgeon
  • Yousef Gillespie, British Airways representative, Khartoum
  • Dr Gasim Badri, President of Ahfad University for Women
  • Mrs Samia Omar, educationalist
  • George Pagoulatos, hotelier, Khartoum
  • Ambassador Sir William Patey
  • Prof Yusuf Fadl Hassan, historian
  • Ian Mackie, former agriculturalist advisor in the Nuba Mountains
  • Ms. Lynne Rienner, American publisher
  • Joy Kwaje, South Sudanese Member of Parliament
  • Dolyn Fall, an educationalist
  • Dr Nick Maurice OBE, trustee of OXFAM
  • Dr John Akec Vice Chancellor of Juba University
  • Ambassador Micahel Aron
  • Muna Eltahir - Director of Practical Action, Sudan
  • Mette Sunnergren - Swedish Ambassador to Sudan
  • Julia Waters - Head of Ursuline High School Wimbledon
  • El Tigrani O.El Karib Advocate
  • Eunice Wai - President of the Wai Foundation
  • Mr David Billing - Executive Creative Director, Above and Beyond

Fundraising and Financial Accountability:

Women's Education Partnership presently spends approximately £200,000 per year. Fundraising is carried out throughout the world. Overheads are low. All project funds are carefully used for those purposes for which they were given. Use of funds is authorised by Women's Education Partnership Trustees, monitored by the Country Director and office accountant in Khartoum and subject to review in Sudan by Hassabo & Co 5 Baladiya Street, Khartoum, a specialist firm of international auditors who kindly donate their services, and by the Women's Education Partnership treasurer together with an external examiner in the UK under the provisions of the Charities Act 1003.

International Partners:

Significant financial, facilitation and other support has been received from many individuals as well as from corporate and charitable foundations. Among these are:

  • Above and Beyond
  • British Embassy Khartoum
  • Babiker Badri Scientific Association
  • Canada Fund
  • Christian Aid
  • Celtel
  • Department for International Development (UK)
  • Diaspora
  • Gordon Memorial College Trust Fund
  • Manos Unidas (Spain)
  • Mo Ibrahim Trust
  • Norwegian Refugee Council
  • NWERO
  • Refugees International Japan
  • Scottish Episcopal Church
  • UNDP
  • UNICEF
  • Vision Aid Overseas

Local Partners:

The Women's Education Partnership works closely with a variety of local community-based organisations. We help build capacity through management and training assistance as well as through project such as payments of teachers’ salaries and basic school scholarships. Among our local partners are:

  • Ahfad Univesity
  • Atar Community Association
  • Fulla Falls School
  • Kimu Charitable Society
  • Nuba Women for Education and Development Association
  • People Living with AIDS Care Association
  • Ru’ya (Nuba Mountains)
  • Saraf Gamous (Nuba Mountains)
  • The Eye Care Group
  • United Vision Association
  • Juba University
  • Sudanese churches (Catholic, Sudanese Church of Christ, Coptic, Episcopal)

Capacity:

The Women's Education Partnership has been building both projects and management capability since we opened a Khartoum project centre in late 1998. We never take on more work than we can successfully manage and monitor.

Our Plans for the Future Include

To expand partnerships with agencies so as to serve more broadly as an implementing partner between them and community based organisations.

The development of university scholarships schemes for displaced and disadvantaged women in Sudan and South Sudan

To expand our work with partners locally

To deliver basic health care for women where the need is most acute

In all our work we aim to listen to the disadvantaged women of Sudan and South Sudan and do whenever we can whatever they ask of us

We Thank .....

We thank our patrons, friends and supporters. Your work and your donations are making a difference to the life chances of displaced and disadvantaged women in Sudan and South Sudan.

  • £40 per Month supports a (non residential) student for a year at Juba University to study science subjects.
  • £50 per Month supports a (non residential) student for a year at Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman, Sudan.
  • £75 per Month trains two women medical assistants, chosen from their local community, to work in a health clinic which we support in Juba, South Sudan.
  • £100 per Month gives ten orphan children a year's education in a self help elementary in Khartoum's internally displaced areas. It also gives direct support to the schools in a simple win - win arrangement for struggling communities
  • £125 per Month (over 12 Months) pays the fees of 3 women university students for their 3 year undergraduate course in Sudan. We monitor their progress regularly and the Director meets all our students twice a year.
  • £7500 supports an HIV/AIDS awareness outreach for a year to 2,500 people in vulnerable groups living in the internal refugee areas around Khartoum, Sudan.

Your support for the work of the Women's Educational Partnership is a contribution towards peace building!