Our Work in Sudan
Our fantastic local Sudanese staff coordinate all our activities in Sudan. This includes selection and monitoring of scholarship students, working with local partners and coordinating our literacy work.
Since the charity was founded, through the generosity of our supporters, we have supported nearly 400 disadvantaged women to attend universities in Sudan and South Sudan. The women who have graduated have gone out into the world of work more qualified and more able to become financially independent and help their communities.
In Sudan, we fund scholarships across a wide range of subjects, including Health Science, Rural Development, Special Education, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Administration and Business Management.
Our current students also have access to additional English conversation courses provided generously by Khartoum International Community School.
Literacy rates in Sudan are low, particularly for women. Through our Literacy Circles WEP trains selected facilitators, working locally to train and educate women, as well as teaching helpful craft skills.
Our literacy work is based on community-centred, participative methodology known as ‘REFLECT’ or ‘Mirror’ in Arabic. The attendees of the literacy circles determine the level of language and numeracy skills they wish to develop.
For fortnightly updates on the amazing women involved in our literacy work, follow the Women’s Literacy in Sudan blog, expertly curated by a WEP Volunteer.
In addition to our work with women, we help disadvantaged children, particularly young girls.
Working closely with elementary schools, we help provide equipment and uniforms for children, and training and resources for teachers.