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Linda Hickerson
Linda Hickerson • 1 year ago

School students in the village of Hamesh Koreb, Sudan. The area was the stronghold of the Eastern Front, who were allied to the Southern forces against the Government in Khartoum during the country's civil war. [Photo: J.B. Russell / MAG, 2011]

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(#4) Because of the destruction from the civil war, places of education are limited in the South and the West of Sudan. The schools that are still there are either destroyed or heavily damaged.

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The Natinga School camp for displaced Sudanese, Southern Sudan, 1995. [Credit : Sebastião Salgado]

(#4) Students spend a total of eleven years in school starting at age six and ending at age thirteen. In school, they learn how to read and write in Arabic as well as basic math.

In December 2005 in southern Sudan, a boy drinks water from the Akuem River, near the village of Malual Kon in Bahr el Ghazal State. Only about one-third of the population has access to safe drinking water, and the threat of water-borne disease has increased as towns swell due to the return of displaced people and refugees following decades of civil war. - 2005 © UNICEF/NYHQ2005-1987/Georgina Cranston - www.unicef.org/...

A young Sudanese refugee student on her way back to her family's simple shelter after attending classes at a madrassa (Islamic school) in Djabal camp, eastern Chad. She carries an alluha, a small wooden board on which she writes her lessons. © UNHCR/F.Noy

A former battlefield strewn with thousands of mortars in the desert of eastern Sudan. The area has been the scene of numerous conflicts in the past decades and is riddled with remnants of war that continue to be a threat to the civilian population. [Photo: J.B. Russell / MAG, 2011]

(#4) There is a 18.8% difference in the literacy rate. This is mainly because there is very little funding put into women's education. Unfortunately, the government bites off more than they can chew when it comes to money most of the time.

this is an earing from sudan

(#4) This was a classroom in Darfur, which had been damaged by the war.