OPRD considers education, formal or informal, as one key ingredient for meaningful
development and sustainable prosperity in society as South Sudan. In that respect, one of the
painful realities in many communities in the Country is the poor educational standards and
lack of schools for that matter. Based on the maxim: “Little Education is worse than No
Education”, OPRD observed with trepidation that where physical schools exist, the actual
elements that constitute education are tremendously wanting, for instance, teachers are often
ill equipped or work on a volunteer basis and scholastic materials unavailable; and if, available
– untimely notwithstanding the unresolved problem of harmonization of education curriculum
at the national level. Inadequate learning spaces leaving children attending classes under trees,
lack of nutritional programs for children retarding their growth and leading to malnutrition
ranging from minor to severe and thus affecting education.