Our work in South Sudan

Our latest blogpost gives an insight into the amazing work of our partners in South Sudan, Kimu Integrated Development Organisation, who provide health and education services to vulnerable communities, with special focus on the needs of women and girls.

Find out more here

Summer Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is now available to view here.  Find out how our scholarship and literacy circle projects are progressing and the impact that your vital donations are having on our work.

Upcoming Event: Words Matter

Join Women’s Education Partnership (WEP) for a virtual evening in the company of internationally-acclaimed Sudanese author, Leila Aboulela, whose literary works paint an enriching human picture of a country frequently misunderstood. Sudan is on the cusp of Africa and the Middle East, with a booming and historic women’s rights scene.

Leila will touch on her childhood in Khartoum, the importance of girls’ education and her navigation of issues of faith and identity, both on the page and in her own life’s journey.

The event will take place on Wednesday 8th September at 7pm.

Visit our events page here for information on how you can join

International Women’s Day

Monday, 8th March marks International Women’s Day.  We would like to pay tribute to the amazing women working tirelessly to carry out WEP’s mission of empowering women through education.

Read more about their work on our latest blog post here

Student Life

Views of Ahfad University for Women, before Covid-19. Currently, social distancing is practised, both in lecture rooms and practical classes.

Whilst Covid-19 has impacted us all, WEP remains committed to our mission to help empower women through education and we hope to continue to fund many more inspiring women through our University Scholarship schemes.

Festive Appeal Success – thank you to all

Festive Appeal Success - thank you to all

After a tough year for all of us, Women's Education Partnership is incredibly grateful to those who so generously gave to our twin Appeals at Christmas – to Imogen Thurbon’s fantastic Christmas Day Challenge to walk 10 miles for WEP and to the Festive Appeal led by our patron Leila Aboulela.

Together the two appeals have raised more than £6,500!
Christmas Day Challenge 2020 £2,310
Festive Appeal 2020 £4,200.00. 

We have therefore been able to send £7,000 to Sudan immediately to help repair the schools that were damaged by floods. This should make it possible for pupils to get back to school and resume their life-changing chance of education and we hope to keep you updated on the progress of the repairs.

We are deeply grateful for all the support that we have received at such a difficult time, and we wish you all a very Happy New Year.

New teacher training project in elementary schools

Women’s Education Partnership (WEP) is very excited to announce a new 3-year project starting in 2021 – training  teachers in elementary girls’ schools in settlements around Khartoum. We are very fortunate to be supported in this by a very generous grant from the British and Foreign School Society (BFSS).

WEP already supports the education of disadvantaged pupils in these  elementary schools to ensure that they can complete their basic education. Now BFSS is enabling us to take the crucial next step  in improving the quality of teaching in 30 of these deprived schools.  This will have beneficial results for the teachers who receive the training, for their pupils and for the capability and standing of the schools and the communities they serve. We are very grateful to BFSS for this support.