MDG 2 UNIVERSAL EDUCATION
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Progress is being made though education in the Republic of South Sudan. Organizations working to set up education systems such as USAID, the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation (VADF), and UNICEF have made radical progress, raising the enrolled number of primary school students from 300,000 in 2000 to 1.4 million in 2010. Progress such as this is imperative during South Sudan's fragile first years as a nation.
On July 9, 2011, the Republic of South Sudan celebrated its first independence day after decades of war that left millions of South Sudanese dead, injured, or displaced. South Sudan had not seen complete peace since prior to its independence from the UK in 1956.1 Although the occasion called a week of joyful celebration, the Southern Sudanese all agree it is time to get to work.
Their first task and most pressing issue is education. With the help of UNICEF, President Kiir of South Sudan…
Background on "Chages for New Hope," a Peru-based organizational member and its relation to a favorite poem of mine which illustrates an important point on Education that coincidently the organization is striving to accomplish.
One of the newest additions to the UCP-SAR.net organizational members is Changes for New Hope. Based in Peru, this organization works to educate and empower impoverished children living in Villages in the Peruvian Andes. Due to the extreme poverty levels common to this region, parents are forced to seek work far from home and their Children by default are left neglected. Since 2009 Changes for New Hope has been trying to alter the aforementioned scenario; they currently serve 2 communities but…
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Discussions pertaining to MDG 2 and specific countries, organizations, groups or individuals that work towards this goal will take place here. As delineated by the United Nations, the second Millennium Development Goal is: To Achieve Universal Primary Education by ensuring that by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling.