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.  

Scholarships

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.

Hear from some of our funded students about how much education has impacted their lives.

Literacy Circles

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.

 

Schools

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.  

 

 

 

Eye care outreach
Local consultant ophthalmologist Dr Nabila Al-Radi has been associated with Women’s Education Partnership since its inception as “Together for Sudan”. Aside from her work as lecturer and researcher in the University of Khartoum, Dr Nabila has for many years given freely of her time and expertise in order to treat eye problems in deprived communities in Sudan. WEP organises outreach clinics for women in its Literacy Circles and for children in the schools it supports, and over the years many thousands of patients have benefited from improved vision and eye health, thanks to Dr Nabila’s dedication and WEP’s funding of medicines and corrective eye glasses.