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The Work War Has Halted

Below, a recent health and disease prevention session organized for our women’s literacy circles.

The Work War Has Halted

Women’s Education Partnership recognizes that women and girls in Sudan are often at a disadvantage accessing the education they want and need. The pandemic, coupled with the ever worsening economic and food crisis in Sudan has led to even more girls abandoning or being taken out of school. Title photo, one of our sponsored elementary schools at Mandela where we are helping to provide resources and teaching support.

More on our orphans’ schooling program in Keeping Girls in School

We fear the current conflict and its grave humanitarian impact will further undermine women and girls’ chances of equal access to education. We are preparing to resume our work as soon as peace is restored.

See too Messages from Khartoum and London

Above, women’s literacy circle Hajj Yousif Baraka attending training on local health issues, with expert input from The Red Crescent. Right, our expert literacy consultant, Mrs Adila Osman and below her, our new Assistant Literacy Project Coordinator, Mrs Aisha Abdelrahman Al-Sadiq. Meet Aisha in Literacy Program News

More on our ethos and aims in

International Women’s Day 8th March 2023 Celebration Highlights

Highlights of our Work Spring 2023

Our Soap Making Project

During the Covid pandemic, we received funding for a women’s literacy community soap making project, as part of our health and income generation work. Unfortunately, we were unable to deliver the project until this year, due to authorization delays. We are happy to say that in February we undertook soap making training in the first of what we hope will be many literacy circles. Our participants reported that the training was practical, enjoyable and enabled them to develop new sources of livelihood that also benefited their communities.

Above and below, scenes from the project in Nour el Eiman circle, at Dar as-Salaam, Umbadda, Khartoum. The facilitator is one of our literacy workers who received training last year in soap making for income generation.

More background on this project in Building Resilience

More on our income generation work in:

Weaving Brighter Futures

Towards Economic Empowerment


We have also integrated malaria prevention into the health and disease prevention side of our practical literacy program. This reflects the alarming increase in malaria in Khartoum Province over the past two years. See more in Malaria Prevention and Women’s Literacy

Above, scenes from our recent malaria prevention women’s literacy sessions.

Next Week, our Literacy Trainer, Thoraya Omar, pictured below, updates us on her women’s literacy circle in Dar as-Salaam in an interview conducted in March this year.

We are very relieved to report that Thoraya and her family are safe, after fleeing their home in Omdurman to escape shelling.

I became a women’s literacy facilitator because I have a really strong desire to help women to learn how to read and write so they can develop themselves. The best things in my work is seeing their awareness of the importance of learning and when they learn I know they will have a better life and know their rights.” From an interview with Thoraya in A Tribute to Our Trainers

When peace is restored, the education of women and girls will play an even more vital role in Sudan’s recovery. Please consider supporting our work. You can help rebuild civil society through the education of women and girls at a time when it has never been more needed.

Just click on the link below to donate. Every donation makes a huge difference.

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Learn more about our women’s literacy, orphans schooling and university scholarship projects programmes below:

Opening Doors – Our Women’s Literacy Programme

Our University Scholarships giving bright young women the chance to go to university

Scenes from Our Orphans’ Schooling Programme and From Hardship to Hope Our Orphans Schooling Programme

Women’s Education Partnership

2 comments on “The Work War Has Halted

  1. Abdalaziz Suliman says:

    This is extremely sad and unfortunate. the most needy always pays the price for war. I hope peace returns and this kind of targeted assistance resume again soon.


  2. It is heartbreaking, Abdul.


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