In a remarkable child-led parliamentary session organized by Save the Children on factors affecting education excellence in South Sudan, children call for their rights to access quality education in South Sudan.
The session held in the capital, Juba, under the theme “My Voice My Right”, was aimed at fostering dialogue and getting decision-makers to hear children’s voices.
Representatives of children from the country’s 10 states took part in the face-to-face session with other children who joined in remotely.
The session was meant to provide a platform for children to express themselves on issues influencing educational performance.
According to the young participants, armed conflict, poverty and sexual exploitation are among the issues hindering children’s education in South Sudan.
Some 2.8 million children are not attending school which puts their futures and the future of the country at risk.