3 tips to design education programs for roving and displaced communities

Students participate in a class at the Warabiei cattle camp in South Sudan. Photo by: Mariah Quesada

JUBA, South Sudan — While humanitarian actors in South Sudan are stretched ever thinner, some development agencies are focusing on improving access to education, specifically for remote and displaced communities.

About 4 million South Sudanese people have been displaced since the country’s civil war erupted four years ago. Some 2 million have fled to neighboring countries while the other 2 million have become internally displaced, with over 200,000 currently sheltered in United Nations-protected camps across the country.

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    Sam Mednick

    Sam is a Devex Contributor based in South Sudan. Over the past 12 years she’s reported on conflict, post-conflict, and development stories from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, South America, and Europe. Her work has appeared in Devex, the Associated Press, VICE, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, and The New Humanitarian, among others. Sam also produces and hosts the Happiness at Work Podcast, interviewing authors, speakers and thought leaders about what it takes to live productive and fulfilling lives.