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.
The BFSS funded teacher training project improves teaching skills in elementary schools in the poorest and the most vulnerable areas in the outskirts of Khartoum, improving both teachers’ performance and students’ learning. WEP provide training for 100 teachers, equipping them with teaching methodologies to teach specific subjects and some life skills training, in addition to training of trainers (TOT ) for selected teachers to enable them to pass on their skills to others.
Our programme supports 300 poor and orphan pupils in 10 basic elementary schools on the outskirts of Khartoum, through providing school uniforms, teaching aids and funding teachers’ incentives, in collaboration with our local partner Babikir Badri Scientific Association for Women (BBSAW).